News of the Week; June 26, 2013

1. EA’s timing argument thrown out in Madden lawsuit: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-06-24-eas-timing-argument-thrown-out-in-madden-lawsuit

2. Appeals court sides with Nintendo in Wii Balance Board patent lawsuit: http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/appeals-court-sides-with-nintendo-in-wii-balance-board-patent-lawsuit/0117375

3. Long, unhappy post on Hart v. EA: http://tushnet.blogspot.ca/2013/06/long-unhappy-post-on-hart-v-ea.html

4. Ellen Page Says The Last Of Us’ Ellie “Ripped Off My Likeness”http://kotaku.com/famous-actor-sounds-upset-about-the-last-of-us-ellie-551365129

5. Naughty Dog accused of swiping Last of Us art: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-06-25-naughty-dog-accused-of-swiping-last-of-us-in-game-art

6. Saints Row IV effectively banned under new Australian rating system: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/194993/Saints_Row_IV_first_game_to_be_banned_under_new_Australian_rating_system.php

7. Modern Warfare: http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2013/06/lawsuit-video-game-activision-zampella-west

8. XBox 180: Microsoft No Longer Dream the DRM: http://whoscompeting.wordpress.com/2013/06/20/xbox-180-microsoft-no-longer-dream-the-drm/

9. Big data comes to games. How one company sees the future in personalized play: http://killscreendaily.com/articles/articles/big-data/

10. Canadians Shifting Gaming Addiction from Console to Mobile, Study Says: http://www.techvibes.com/blog/canadians-shifting-from-console-to-mobile-2013-06-13

11. Watch A Fox Reporter Demolish A Hackneyed Anti-Game Argumenthttp://kotaku.com/watch-a-fox-reporter-demolish-a-hackneyed-anti-game-arg-535096517

12. Make Me Walk, Make Me Talk, Do Whatever You Please – Barbie and Exceptions by Rebecca Tushnet (Georgetown Law): http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2283204

13. Indie dev skips PAX citing Penny Arcade artist’s comments: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-06-21-indie-dev-skips-pax-citing-penny-arcade-artists-comments

14. Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society Launches “Cookie Clearinghouse” to Enable User Choice for Online Tracking: http://www.itnewsonline.com/showprnstory.php?storyid=276598

15. German Court Holds Google Responsible for Its Search Suggestions: http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/german-court-holds-google-responsible-fo-61547/

16. Recommendation to European Court Favors Google in Privacy Battle: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/26/business/global/european-court-opinion-favors-google-in-privacy-battle.html

17. Apple and DOJ release slide decks from closing arguments in ebook trial: http://www.theverge.com/2013/6/20/4450410/apple-and-doj-release-slide-decks-from-closing-arguments

18. And in the “can’t stop laughing” department – Kaplit to Trenk domain name correspondence: http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/148538709?access_key=key-1k1todblcn0kvvc628zz&allow_share=true

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