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Nintendo and Philips resolve 'virtual body' dispute

Nintendo and Philips resolved their patent disputes by signing a licensing agreement, the technology company announced. Per the agreement, both Nintendo and Philips will "cross-license portions of each company's patent portfolio." However, Philips did not disclose any other terms or financial detai...

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Kickstarter changes terms regarding unfinished projects

Kickstarter updated its terms of use late last week, mostly cleaning up the site's fine-print language to better spell out the relationship between project creators and backers. It will remain hands-off while project leads enter agreements with their supporters, which worked well for the funding pl...

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Judge: NCAA's likeness compensation rules violate antitrust laws

U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled yesterday that NCAA rules prohibiting student athletes from receiving compensation for the use of their images, names and likenesses violates antitrust laws, CBS Sports reported. NCAA rules do not allow colleges to pay athletes when their images are used in ...

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Microsoft sues Motorola, alleges 'excessive' Xbox 360 tech royalty fees

In a lot of ways, Microsoft and Motorola are like the Great Bard's feuding Montagues and Capulets. Things changed early last year, when Motorola sent one of its own to Microsoft in good faith. Microsoft accepted and the future prosperity of both "families" seemed ensured. Things would be good for a...

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Sony and Nintendo sued for wireless tech

There are two ways to get a slice of the delicious Nintendo money pie: (1) Release a collection of mini-games for the Wii (look for Non-Denominational Church Carnival Games coming from Joystiq Publishing in Q3 2009!); or (2) Sue Nintendo. This road less traveled (option 2) has just been taken by W...

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Alleged Call of Duty pirate sued by Activision

We'd like to suggest a new video game rating system. It's super easy to remember and, with only two different degrees of quality, we think it's something just about anyone can understand: "Games That Are Worth Getting Sued for $150,000 to Pirate" and "Games That Are Not." That's exactly the light ...

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Activision investor sues over Vivendi merger

Turns out not everybody's happy with the recently-announced formation of super-company Activision Blizzard. One particular investor group is suing Activision, claiming that the merger will leave its shareholders in an "unfavorable minority position." Since Vivendi comes out on top in the merger --...

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Microsoft can't talk about Live's status

Sometimes, news is just dumb. You can try to spice it up or cover it in jam, but it won't change anything. It'll just make the news all sticky. Take, for example, Major Nelson's recent revelation that Microsoft can't talk about Xbox Live's status thanks to a lawsuit currently pending in Texas. You k...

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Man sues MS for Xbox Live consumer fraud

A Georgian (the state, not the country) by the name of Francisco Garcia is suing Microsoft over alleged consumer fraud related to Xbox Live. The story? It seems Garcia'a son Silvario used his father's debit card in October of 2005 to sign up for Xbox Live. Garcia, apparently, was unaware of this unt...

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MS blames Xbox "abuse" for deadly fire

Microsoft has now officially responded to an Illinois family's lawsuit in which a fire was allegedly caused by a faulty Xbox console in December of 2004. The fire resulted in the death of an infant, Wade Kline. According to the lawsuit, the fire was caused by an overheating power supply, which becam...

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