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Cartoon Network successfully shut down FusionFall’s rogue servers

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Do you remember FusionFall? It was Cartoon Network's attempt at making its own kid-friendly MMO, operating between 2009 and 2013; we took a listen...
Smas

NCsoft follows up City of Heroes code copyright filing with fresh trademark application

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Do you folks remember last summer when we learned that NCsoft had filed copyright documentation for the City of Heroes game code? The June...
We got it back, after all.

City of Heroes’ Homecoming rogue servers are now blocking copyright-infringing characters

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Players on the City of Heroes Homecoming servers enjoyed a privilege they were never afforded during the game's pre-shutdown run time: While NCsoft was draconian...

Escape From Tarkov devs lodge DMCA strikes over YouTuber’s ‘misinformation’ and ‘negative hype’

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It's been a couple of years since we had one of these stories about a game studio filing DMCA complaints in an attempt to...

PUBG Corp’s infringement lawsuit against NetEase may not be completely ridiculous after all

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Last week, we wrote about how PUBG Corp is suing NetEase (and NetEase is threatening to sue everyone) over alleged copyright infringement in regard...

PUBG Corp sues Netease for cloning PUBG in Knives Out and Rules of Survival

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Let the battle royale lawsuits begin! TorrentFreak caught wind of a new lawsuit in California that ought to set all the cloners on edge:...
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Trademarks, copyrights, and patents: What they mean for you and for video games

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Has the pace of news moved so quickly that we've already forgotten about Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene's statement that video games lack any IP copyright...
You made it sing, all right.

The US government is considering DMCA exceptions for archived online games after all

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Back in 2015, an exception was made to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to allow for archival of aging video games that were otherwise...
They're big, you see.

Publisher of game blatantly lifting Final Fantasy XI assets apologizes for the game

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Is the header screenshot from Final Fantasy XI or from the free-to-play Japanese title Chaos Saga? It's the former, but you could be forgiven...
Was this the longest?

The Nostalrius team on hopes for a legacy World of Warcraft server

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For those who can't get enough information about what led to the creation and maintenance of the Nostalrius World of Warcraft server, the site...
I don't miss the days without blood elves, not at all.

WoW Factor: Nostalrius, copyright, and player demand

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If you haven't been following the latest Legion testing - which, at the end of the day, is just a series of iterative updates...
FEEL THE NOISE

Blizzard’s copyright lawsuit against Chinese game-maker is dismissed

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Today's big news is that you can copy as many characters from World of Warcraft as you want without any legal penalties whatsoever. Blizzard's...

Not So Massively: LoL’s streaming controversy, Star Citizen’s mining, and Diablo III’s microtransactions

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The League of Legends community is in an uproar this week over a dispute regarding who owns the gameplay in a League of Legends...

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