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EFF petitions US government to resurrect abandoned games

The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a petition to the Library of Congress and the United States Copyright Office this week over the modification of abandoned games, particularly those that require an online connection to prevent piracy. The EFF is seeking a change to current laws that would de...

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Xbox-modder trial underway, no plea bargain offered [update: case dismissed!]

The landmark jury trial of Matthew Crippen, indicted on two federal counts last fall for running a side-business in which he modded Xbox 360s at his home, began yesterday with opening statements in a Los Angeles court. Wired's colorful report of U.S. District Judge Philip Gutierrez's colorful reacti...

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Law of the Game on Joystiq: Used to be Fair

Each week Mark Methenitis contributes Law of the Game on Joystiq, a column on legal issues as they relate to video games: Based on the comments to the last few copyright-oriented columns, it seems like everyone wants to talk about fair use. In fact, fair use is one of the most misunderstood aspec...

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