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Archive for the ‘In Plain English’ Category

Epic Strikes Again: Sues Over Fortnite V-Buck Exploit

Since last October, Epic Games has launched at least six lawsuits against individuals creating or advertising cheats for Fortnite, and as of last week you can add another one to that list. Epic has filed another lawsuit in the Northern District of California court, this time against an individual Yash Gosai, over his advertising of […]

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In Plain English: No, Epic Games Isn’t Suing A 14 Year Old Just For Cheating

(Update 9/10: Out of respect for the courts, MMO Fallout has redacted the name of the defendant) Epic Games has made some news this month over the announcement that they are filing lawsuits against people cheating in Fortnite. How many lawsuits? This many, so far: One particular lawsuit has caught greater attention because it turns […]

Chaturday: The Story of In Plain English and how Atlus Got Copyright Wrong

If I had to give an award for the part of MMO Fallout that fills me with equal amounts of pride and disappointment, it would be the In Plain English column. For those who haven’t been following this website long, In Plain English is one of those columns I started as a direct response to […]

In Plain English: Imagos Softworks v Alex Mauer

(Editor’s Note: All information presented in this article is sourced from court dockets. As always, nothing in the column should be regarded as legal advice. In Plain English does not attempt to draw conclusions, and all parties are innocent until proven guilty in the court of law. I’ve fulfilled my legal obligation. Thank you.) The […]

In Plain English: KLM Starfall Education Foundation v. Trion Worlds, Inc.

Today’s In Plain English covers the very short lawsuit between Starfall Education Foundation and Trion Worlds regarding the Rift expansion Starfall Prophecy. You may be aware that Trion Worlds recently changed the name of the expansion to the Prophecy of Ahnket and wanted to know why. The explanation lies in a recent lawsuit filed by […]

IPE: Romine V Sterling Lawsuit Dismissed With Prejudice

The lawsuit by ex-Steam developer James Romine against Youtube personality James Stanton (Jim Sterling) looks like it is officially over, as Romine has presented stipulation for dismissal. The lawsuit, which started more than a year ago, has been dismissed with prejudice, meaning Romine cannot bring the same charges by the same evidence back into court […]

Homicide By Any Other Name: The Latest On The Romine Case

Here at MMO Fallout, the dead truly never stay¬†down, and nothing says painstaking existence quite like the story of Digital Homicide and the lawsuit by James Romine against Jim Sterling. Those of you new to this discussion are going to have to read the archives, after going on two years of discussing what Digital Homicide […]

IPE: Romine V Stanton Lawsuit Dismissed, With Special Caveat

You thought it was over but it wasn’t, or at least it soon will be. James Romine’s lawsuit against Jim Sterling may have hit its final note after a long and rather ridiculous back and forth, with the revelation that the lawsuit has been dismissed. For the course of this lawsuit, you may have been […]

IPE Update: Digital Homicide Needs A Lawyer

(Update: This detail was pointed out by a reader. The document has been stamped as “not in proper form” and “subject to rejection by the court.) Small IPE update this week. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, but Digital Homicide is in severe need of a lawyer. Today’s update is just two […]

IPE Update: Judge Strikes Down Digital Homicide

It’s been quite a while since the last In Plain English update on the Digital Homicide lawsuit, but earlier this week two new documents were presented to the court system that, as some of you have pointed out, I’ve ignored. I posted a short bit on Twitter essentially saying that nothing new was really presented, […]

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