News of the Week; July 10, 2013

1. Sega claiming $941,000 from THQ over Company of Heroes 2 preorders: http://www.gamespot.com/news/sega-claiming-941000-from-thq-over-company-of-heroes-2-preorders-6411215

2. Is Hacking Videogame Characters Legal?: http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2013/07/03/is-hacking-videogame-characters-legal/

3. Research: Violent Games Do Not Adversely Affect Prosocial Behaviorhttp://www.gamepolitics.com/2013/07/05/research-violent-games-do-not-adversely-affect-prosocial-behavior#.Udng4RZC5TM

4. Microsoft patent filing attempts to lock down games with multiple engines running concurrently: http://www.engadget.com/2013/06/27/microsoft-patent-multiple-game-engines/

5. Microsoft: Xbox One advertising will integrate with Kinect: http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/07/microsoft-xbox-one-advertising-will-integrate-with-kinect/

6. Mattrick prepped Zynga buyout while at Microsoft – report: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-07-08-mattrick-prepped-zynga-buyout-while-at-microsoft-report

7. An EVE Revenant Supercarrier downed on combat is the most expensive ship destroyed to date: http://www.gamebreaker.tv/mmorpg/eve-player-loses-revenant-supercarrier-worth-approx-8k-in-combat/

8. A Conversation with Paola Antonelli about MoMA’s Video Game Collection: http://hyperallergic.com/74749/a-conversation-with-paola-antonelli-about-momas-video-game-collection/

9. Apple guilty of ebook price fixing, rules federal court: http://www.theverge.com/2013/7/10/4510338/apple-found-guilty-of-ebook-price-fixing

10. Secret Court’s Redefinition of ‘Relevant’ Empowered Vast NSA Data-Gathering: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323873904578571893758853344.html

+ The Laws You Can’t See: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/09/opinion/the-laws-you-cant-see.html

+ Supreme Court asked to halt NSA phone surveillance: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/07/supreme-court-asked-to-halt-nsa-phone-surveillance/

+ Is Switzerland turning into a cloud-haven in the wake of Prism scandal?: http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240187513/Is-Switzerland-turning-into-a-cloud-haven-in-the-wake-of-Prism-scandal

11. Author Resale rights in Canadian Copyright Law: http://www.canadaipblog.com/2013/07/author-resale-rights-in-canadian.html

12. Bitcoin tax time?http://www.salon.com/2013/06/19/bitcoin_tax_time/

13. Did Florida Accidentally Ban All Computers and Smartphones?http://gizmodo.com/did-florida-accidentally-ban-all-computers-and-smartpho-714494265

And in the “too cute” category:

14. The Console Wars Become A Triumphant West Side Story-Style Musicalhttp://kotaku.com/the-console-wars-become-a-triumphant-west-side-story-st-708531108

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