Hi everyone – I’m sorry there’s been a few months gap since the last games law update, but it’s been pretty busy in my personal life and I’m afraid my assiduous squirreling away of useful links for you suffered. Here’s October 2012 in brief to help make amends…
Payday lender Wonga had to pull its iOS ads after it emerged that inadvertently they were being displayed on a child-focused game.
The BBC reports that “Scientists tested 13,500 Android apps and found almost 8% failed to protect bank account and social media logins.”
Some interesting research about UK kids’ usage of mobiles and apps
Zynga has also sued a former senior employee for breach of confidence following his departure from the compan.
Gaikai has been sued by T5 Labs for alleged patent infringement.
Riot Games has won a domain dispute over the bizarrely named web site leagueoflegendsporn.com.
Sony has sued an actor, Kevin Butler, for breach of contract over appearing in advertisements promoting a rival games platform.
Amazon got into hot water over allegations that it arbitrarily had banned a consumer’s Amazon account and removed all eBooks associated with it
A masterly summary of the history of the European software patent debate.
The content industries are taking more Pirate Bay style action against websites
The ESRB has simplied its rating process for downloadable games.
Riot Games has introduced an interesting new player behaviour moderation system which rewards good behaviour with in-game items.
The EU Commission has announced an “Action Plan on Online Gambling“.