Archive for the 'video games' Category

Regina v Gilham – WLR Daily

Regina v Gilham [2009] EWCA Crim 2293; [2009] WLR (D)

“In relation to the offence of selling a device which is primarily designed, produced, or adapted for the purpose of enabling or facilitating the circumvention of effective technological measures, it must be established that there has been copying of the whole or a substantial part of a copyright work, but it was not necessary to consider a computer game as a whole because copyright also subsisted in the various drawings which resulted in the images shown on the television screen or monitor.”

WLR Daily, 10th November 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Grand Theft Auto player jailed for sex attacks on women – Daily Telegraph

“A teenager who sexually assaulted women in the street after spending hours playing the violent video game Grand Theft Auto has been jailed indefinitely.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 6th November 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Computer games: Industry acts on illegal downloads – The Guardian

“The computer games industry is launching a crackdown on people who illegally download games from the internet by writing to 25,000 people in Britain suspected of illegally sharing files and asking them to pay £300 immediately to avoid any further legal action.”

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The Guardian, 20th August 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Game sharers face legal crackdown – BBC News

“A British woman who put a game on a file-sharing network has been ordered to pay damages to the game’s creator.”

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BBC News, 19th August 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Plans for computer games classifications Q&A – The Guardian

“Where do the plans for new rules come from? Earlier this year, Tanya Byron, a psychologist advising the Government, said that video game ratings should to be overhauled to make them easier for parents and children to understand.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th July 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Court slaps UK BitTorrenters with landmark damages award – The Register

“The Central London County Court has ordered four BitTorrent users to pay a video games company £750 interim damages following a landmark victory by no win, no fee copyright lawyers.”

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The Register, 2nd July 2008

Source: www.theregister.co.uk

Judge quashes mod chip seller’s conviction, blames prosecution error – OUT-LAW.com

“A man who ran a business selling computer chips that helped games consoles play pirated games has had his conviction for copyright infringement overturned on appeal. The High Court judge called him ‘fortunate’ and criticised the prosecution case.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th June 2008

Source: www.out-law.com


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