UPDATE: apparently, West and Zampella have filed a response to Activision’s application to enlarge its lawsuit against them, basically complaining that Activision is trying to bankrupt them in the litigation. Ouch. Ofc, hopefully they have more substantive grounds for opposing Activision, but since irritatingly no one has published the court documents, I can’t check :/… Continue reading More on the Infinity Ward lawsuit: EA to join the party?
We now have confirmation that the lawsuit between Interplay and Bethesda over the Fallout IP has not been quietly settled (thanks to The Vault). In fact, it seems to be hotting up. The story so far… Longtime readers will know this already from my previous posts (see here and here), but here goes: Interplay sold… Continue reading Interplay’s gamble: the Fallout lawsuit continues
Last week I wrote an analysis of the Blizzard/WoW Glider case, which got a decent amount of press on the mainstream games sites and led to an awesome debate/flame war/hilarity in the comments to my original post – see here. One (anonymous) poster wrote up a tongue-in-cheek script for what might have happened in the… Continue reading WoW Glider: what actually happened in the courtroom
Hi everyone I have an apology to make. Lots of you have subscribed to the Gamer/Law newsletter…and it never really got off the ground. I never had the time – sorry. BUT, I’ve decided to deliver to you your game law goodness in a slightly different way – I have now linked the email updates… Continue reading Gamer/Law email updates
A US appeal court has upheld the illegality of WoW Glider, a high-profile and profitable bot for Blizzard’s World of Warcraft (hat-tip to Nic Suzor). The case is important both for its implications for bot use generally in MMOs as well as for a number of other legal points for games companies which come out… Continue reading Thoughts on the WoW Glider appeal
Here’s an interesting piece courtesy of THR: an artist is suing Gawker, owner of games new site Kotaku, for alleged copyright infringement relating to a painting the artist had done of Dante’s Inferno and which Kotaku posted as part of a feature on the EA game called…Dante’s Inferno. The allegedly offending post by Kotaku is… Continue reading Kotaku sued over Dante’s Inferno picture