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Artist Sues Pet Toy Company Over Angry Birds Trademark

Years before there was an Angry Birds video game, pet accessory maker Hartz partnered with Seattle artist Juli Adams to release a line of Angry Birds cat toys. A lawsuit filed by Adams this week alleges Hartz unlawfully took her trademarked designs and turned them into a licensing partnership with game developer Rovio that could be worth millions.


Dark Souls Allegedly Ripped Off By Popular Korean Game

In South Korea, Dark Souls has a following and fans. You’d think the makers of popular mobile game Blade would know they couldn’t get away with ripping it off. You’d think!


Lindsay Lohan Is Suing The Makers Of Grand Theft Auto

The actress best known for her controversy-filled personal and professional lives has claimed before that Rockstar Games based a character in Grand Theft Auto V on her, without permission. And now she’s suing the company.


Stardock, Ironclad Win Small Victory Against 'Rebellion' Trademark Opposition

Rebellion’s in the news today for all the wrong reasons. In addition to copping flak from users regarding revoked Steam keys for Sniper Elite 3, it’s also lost a battle against developers Stardock and Ironclad over the use of the word “Rebellion” in the latter’s space-based 4X game, Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion, with a US district court ruling that Ironclad is free to use “Rebellion” in the game’s title.


Gamers Hit With Criminal Charges For Cheating Online

In Japan, online game company Nexon is pressing charges against three gamers, ages 17 to 18, for obstruction of business. In short, the gamers were allegedly using in-game cheats for online FPS Sudden Attack. That, it seems, was hurting the game and Nexon.


Halo Theme Composer Sues Bungie

Composer Marty O’Donnell, the man responsible for Halo‘s iconic theme song, is suing his former company Bungie for not paying benefits he claims he is owed. In the lawsuit, O’Donnell alleges that when he was terminated, he had accrued holiday time, sabbatical time and paid time off, which Bungie has not paid him.


Here's ZeniMax's Specific Beef (Well, Beefs) With Oculus Rift

Oculus, makers of the Oculus Rift VR headset, and ZeniMax, owners of studios like id and Bethesda, are heading to court. It is going to get messy.


Does Wizards Of The Coast Have A Case Against Hex: Shards Of Fate?

Last week, Wizards of the Coast shook its legal finger at Hex: Shards of Fate, an upcoming MMO trading card game that raked in $US2.27 million in funding on Kickstarter. WotC alleges that the game is a “misappropriation of [its] intellectual property” and is proceeding with a lawsuit against the developer, Cryptozoic. If you’re wondering just how much Hex has in common with Magic: The Gathering, it might help to hear it from someone who’s not just a fan, but a lawyer.


Japanese Man Arrested For Having Guns Made With A 3D Printer

A 27-year-old Japanese man was arrested on suspicion of printing and possessing guns. This is the first instance of such an arrest being made in Japan.


Man Allegedly Stole Thousands To Spend On Sleazy Flash Game

The FBI has charged a 47-year-old man with stealing thousands to use on the online browser game Evony, best known in the gaming community for some rather sleazy advertisement tactics involving gratuitous amounts of cleavage. Defendant David Buchanan, who lives in Molokai, Hawaii, was charged with wire fraud yesterday following a five-month FBI investigation.


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