Posts Tagged ‘Law’

Japan Criminalizes Editing Save Games, Punishable With Jail Time And Fines

Today’s news comes to us from Japan, and if you thought the recent Korean law criminalizing paid boosting was an overreach, just wait until you see this. Japanese lawmakers passed an amendment to the Unfair Competition Prevention law that makes the modification of save game data illegal within the country. The law not only effects […]

Electronic Arts Gambles On Loot Boxes, Now Under Criminal Investigation

Loot boxes in 2018 are a multi-million dollar business, and Electronic Arts loves loot boxes so much that it is willing to potentially perform criminal acts in order to keep that sweet cash flowing. Such is the case in Belgium, where the Brussel’s public prosecutor’s office has officially opened a criminal investigation into Electronic Arts […]

IPE News: VIolating A Terms of Service Is Still Not A Crime

Good news, internet-goers, violating a website’s terms of service isn’t a crime. It hasn’t been for years, but a recent decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has gone to solidify and embolden that ruling. In this case, Oracle USA sued Rimini Street Inc in Nevada District Court over allegations of misuse of their […]

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