Sarien.net is formerly the site where you could play, for free, classic Sierra games, such as Police Quest, in your browser. We say "formerly" because Activision owns that stuff now, and its lawyer-mans sent them a letter.
When you're building something like The Beatles: Rock Band, the development cycle isn't entirely on the coding end. A team of lawyers for the Beatles worked for six months on the likenesses, names and trademarks that went into the game.
The lord high executioners of Frank Herbert's estate have demanded that all Second Life areas (inhabited by all of 130 people) remove all references to Dune IP. Drat. There goes my 36-inch sandworm cock.
With enough chutzpah to make a patent troll wolf-whistle, a Florida company has claimed the phrase "pull my finger" - used by a competing iPhone fart app, of course - infringes on its intellectual property.
Lawsuits must hit Nintendo with all the regularity, and fanfare, of the morning newspaper arriving on the lawn. Now the insurance-mans is suing them, saying a DS power supply burnted a Kentucky residence.
The infamous Sam's Club Wii mega-bundle ad has been rumor smashed into oblivion - we're actually pretty good about self-policing certain things out here in the Wild West - but that doesn't mean it's too late for Walmart's lawyer posse to ride in and help the situation.
Apparently, even the ownership of the exclusive worldwide sales rights to Uwe Boll's films doesn't completely destroy the reputation of a company, because a judge determined Fantastic Films still had enough of a name left for him to ruin in a $2.1 million ruling against Boll on grounds of breach of contract and libel.
A St. Louis modder/reseller brazen enough to advertise early copies of Gears of War 2 out in the open on Craigslist just got his ass handed to him in court. Technically, it's a settlement, but looking at the terms, this guy sued for peace with an unconditional surrender to Epic Games.
A lawyer-mans in training who also writes a blog has been playing Fallout 3 instead of studying lately. The game's tinny, cheerfully haunting soundtrack coming in over the Pip Boy has bored into his mind, and likely yours, too, if you've spent anywhere close to 10 hours with the game. Every time "Way Back Home" comes…