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New Minecraft EULA exceptions drafted to clarify monetization

The fact that Minecraft users can run their own servers has always been a bit of a double-edged sword - a blocky, low-res sword yes, but one sharp on both sides nonetheless. Players can do just about anything they want on these servers, which is great, but these players also sometimes end up...

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Valve given ultimatum by German consumer organization over EULA

Valve must respond by October 10 to a desist order from the Federation of German Consumer Organizations, otherwise the company faces a potential lawsuit. The Federation of German Consumer Organizations, or VZBV, wants Valve to change Steam's recently updated end-user license agreement (EULA), which...

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Service helps users opt out of EULA class-action prevention

If you're looking to opt out of the class-action lawsuit prevention clauses inserted by certain companies like Electronic Arts for Origin and Sony for PSN, a new service is seeking to streamline the process. The trick about opting out is consumers must send something known as a physical letter...

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EA revises Origin EULA; data collection is still in, collection for marketing is out

This week, people finally got around to reading the end user license agreement for EA's download service Origin, and found that it allowed EA to collect personal and usage data for marketing purposes. This contrasts with Steam's EULA, which allows Valve to collect and store information related to...

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Sony files to dismiss 'Other OS' class action lawsuit

SCEA has filed a motion to dismiss a class action brought against the company for its removal of the PS3's "Other OS" feature, which allowed users to install Linux on the system. Sony argues that the lawsuit, a consolidation of seven similar suits filed last spring, fails to present evidence that...

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LGJ: Are game resales at risk?

Mark Methenitis contributes Law of the Game on Joystiq ("LGJ"), a column on legal issues as they relate to video games: A new decision out of the 9th Circuit court of appeals is potentially bad news for GameStop, eBay, gamers and pretty much anyone who buys software. The full decision in Vernor...

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UK game retailer claims 7,500 souls with a legal agreement prank

Don't think about it, just answer: Do you really read all of those agreements and legal texts that you need to scroll through when installing a game, signing up for a service or buying something online? Really? 7,500 people either don't, or they don't care about their eternal salvation, because UK...

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ECA creates Gamers for Digital Rights movement

When it comes to dealing with the politics of software piracy, most lobbying groups side with the creators of the content that's being buccaneered. While groups like the Entertainment Software Association are serving a just and noble cause, the Entertainment Consumers Association is worried that...

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LGJ: FTC could target EULAs

Each week Mark Methenitis contributes Law of the Game on Joystiq ("LGJ"), a column on legal issues as they relate to video games: A few weeks back, I mentioned that the FTC was looking into regulating DRM. Well, in part on some discussions at the Game::Business::Law Conference, I have a sneaking...

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Law of the Game on Joystiq: Much Ado About Game Night

Each week Mark Methenitis contributes Law of the Game on Joystiq, a column on legal issues as they relate to video games: Ah, the library (the place with books, not the bar). The once quiet and relaxing readers' domain has moved into the digital age, now containing computers and video games. In...

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