Nalezeno "law crime": 47

Court Dismisses Lawsuit By Parents Whose Kids 'Gambled' With CSGO Skins

On January 7, a U.S. federal court dismissed the final lawsuit against Valve regarding the company’s alleged facilitation of what plaintiffs claimed amounts to illegal gambling in CSGO matches. This was the last case in a series of claims brought to the court by parents whose children had purchased...

Riot Games Reaches $100 Million Settlement In Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

Back in 2018, former Riot Games employees Melanie McCracken and Melanie McCracken and Jes Negrón filed a class action suit against the League of Legends publishe over endemic gender-based discrimination and fostering a “men-first” environment. A settlement has now been reached.Read more

CD Projekt Settles Cyberpunk 2077 Lawsuit, Will Pay $1.85 Million

This time last year a group of investors filed a class-action lawsuit against CD Projekt Red over Cyberpunk 2077's disastrous launch, saying the game was “virtually unplayable on the current-generation Xbox or Playstation systems due to an enormous number of bugs”.Read more

Bowser Agrees To Pay Nintendo $10 Million In Hacking Lawsuit

Gary “GaryOPA” Bowser pleaded guilty to federal piracy charges in October. Now he’s agreed to pay Nintendo a massive $10 million settlement for his reported role in designing and selling devices to circumvent Switch security measures as part of Team Xecuter.Read more

Japan's Manga Piracy Crackdown Continues

In 2019, there was a global manhunt for the manager of manga piracy site Manga-Mura. The manager, a Japanese citizen named Romi Hoshino, was arrested in Manila on copyright violation charges. In June 2021, he was found guilty, sentenced, and fined. If you thought that was the end of Japan’s piracy...

Woman Allegedly Made $57,000 By Selling Unofficial Demon Slayer...Cakes

A 34-year-old resident of Tokyo’s Shibuya has been arrested on suspicion of violating Japanese copyright law after selling unlicensed Demon Slayer cakes. According to Kyodo News, the women sold the cakes through Instagram, with customers submitting their desired images to be turned into frosting...

Gary Bowser Pleads Guilty To Piracy Charges After Nintendo Pursuit

Team-Xecuter was a hacking group that sold both software and hardware for stuff like Nintendo consoles. While arguing that they were simply advocating for homebrew programs and a consumer’s right to repair their own property, gaming giants like Nintendo thought otherwise.Read more

Man Dressed As The Joker From Batman Arrested After Knife Attack

Seventeen people were injured on October 31 in Tokyo during an attack on a Tokyo subway train. The attack has left one victim, a man in his 70s, in critical condition. A 24-year-old man, dressed as the Joker from Batman, was arrested at the scene for attempted murder.Read more

Feds Say Man Spent Covid Loan On $57,000 Pokémon Card

Vinath Oudomsine, from Dublin, Georgia, has been accused by federal prosecutors of fraudulently applying for a an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). The man claimed to be running a business, but reportedly spent most of the money on a rare Pokémon card instead.Read more

Oh No Oh No

Vii Wong is an artist based in China.Read more

Activision Blizzard Lawsuit Mess Gets Far Messier

As the legal maelstrom continues to grow in the multiple cases against Activision Blizzard, things have taken one of the most bizarre twists yet. The EEOC (with whom Activision Blizzard are attempting to settle) has accused the California DFEH (who are attempting to intervene in that settlement)...

Car Thieves Arrested Using $27,000 'Game Boy'

A gang of British car thieves have been arrested after being caught using a device disguised as a Nintendo Game Boy, which was designed to bypass the security systems on modern cars.Read more

League of Legends Champ Arrested On Suspicion Of Drug Trafficking

Kurtis Lau Wai-kin, better known as “Toyz,” has been arrested in Taipei on suspicion of trafficking marijuana. In Taiwan, marijuana is a class 2 illegal drug, and it carries a severe prison sentence and heavy fines.While marijuana might be seen as a “soft” drug in the U.S., in Taiwan, it’s not...

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