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RollerCoaster Tycoon Case to Proceed to U.K. High Court

Categories: Misc. CasesPublisher/Developer CasesRoyalty DisputesTortious Interference

Atari was sued by RollerCoaster Tycoon developer Chris Sawyer in November 2005 alleging unpaid royalties.

Atari counterclaimed Sawyer alleging he induced game developer Frontier to breach its contract with Atari in creating a demo based on the RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise.

Apparently the UK’s law on inducement to breach is in flux and the outcome of Atari’s counterclaim is contingent on two cases pending before the House of Lords. Nonetheless Judge Lord Justice Chadwick is permitting the RollerCoaster Tycoon case to proceed to trial, but subject to the outcome of the other two cases.

Sources: GameIndustry.biz

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NCsoft Sued in South Korea over Identity Theft

Categories: Misc. CasesPrivacy Cases

Lawyers in South Korea have filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of more than 230,000 victims of identity theft in an online game.

Source: Joystiq  |  TG Daily  |  VUNet  |  TelecomAsia  |  GamePolitics

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Valve, IGA Resolve Controversy Over Counter-Strike In-Game Ads

Categories: In-game AdvertisingMisc. Cases

Half-Life and Counter-Strike developer Valve and in-game ad firm IGA Worldwide have jointly announced a settlement of the behind-the-scenes legal issues that recently arose following the recent announcement of the IGA-powered Engage In-Game Advertising service.

Sources: Gamasutra | GameIndustry.biz | shacknews

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Engage In-Game Advertising in Legal Fight with Valve?

Categories: In-game AdvertisingMisc. Cases

Earlier this week, GameDaily BIZ reported on the successful in-game ad campaign of a new firm, Engage In-Game Advertising. Ads for the food chain Subway were apparently placed in the Valve Software shooter Counter-Strike; even though the game’s name was not specifically mentioned in the press release, it was obvious to all that it was CS.

Sources: GameDaily.biz | Joystiq

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Hasbro Files Suit

Categories: Copyright CasesMisc. Cases

Hasbro Interactive, and its subsidiary Attari Interactive, have filed suit against several game companies over unauthorized versions of some well-known video games.

Sources: Gamasutra | About | PRNewswire | EVG Nexus | Hasbro Press Release | Adrenaline Vault | CNNMoney
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