News of the Week; March 6, 2013

1. I’m a Victim of Gun Violence. I’m Also a Video Game Developer:

2. Gun Control Debate: Violent Video Games Actually Decrease Violence, Study Finds:


4. The Corporate Coup Over Copyright Infringement:

5. A Rational System of Design Patent Remedies (paper by Mark Lemley):

6. Opening Arguments in Nintendo 3D Patent Infringement Case:

7. Licensors beware! Second Circuit decision confirms policy concerns in patent law trump contract law:

8. Square Enix “investigating” after Tesco stores break Tomb Raider street date:

9. 38 Studios’ Schilling wants fraud lawsuit dismissed:

10. EA Backtracks A Bit On The Whole “Microtransactions In Every Game” Thing:

11. Kids Reveal The Real Flaws Of Free-To-Play Games:

12. Games Workshop and the Space Marine trademark spat (Jas Purewal):

13. What the Harlem Shake can teach us about copyright:

14. Egyptian protestors trade ‘Harlem Shake’ taunts with Islamist regime:

15. Life Inside the Aaron Swartz Investigation:

16. Google’s ‘Ingress’ augmented reality game puts Android users into a battle against worldwide mind control:

17. A Museum’s Games Are Not on Pedestals:

18. A History of Gaming Platforms: Atari 2600 Video Computer System/VCS:

19. The glorious propaganda of Eve Online:

And in the not really relevant category:

20. I Sold My Video Games To Pay For My Wedding, And Said Goodbye To Part Of Myself:

21. Oakland Rapper Pope Emeritus Threatens Lawsuit:

22. A new twist to Chubby Checker:



1 thought on “News of the Week; March 6, 2013

  1. Dianna Robertson

    As I’ve been reading the various arguements that violent video games cause (or increase the risk) for violence, it brought me back to the basics of correlation vs. causation from my undergrad science classes. I found a great cartoon (not sure if I’d violate copyright by posting it so I did not) that describes a similar debate with respect to vaccinations “causing” autism. the cartoon depicts 2 children have autism, both of whom had immunizations, with the conclusion that A + B must = C. using the same logic, the cartoon depicts two children with autism who also had teddy bears, and the erroneous conclusion that teddy bears therefore cause autism. As much as I’d like to conclude that violent video games cause aggression in the real world (this fits nicely with my view of the nature nurture question) these two may just co-exist, or perhaps teddy bear ownership causes violence.



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