News of the Week; September 2, 2020

COMMUNICATIONS

  1. D.C. Circuit Casts Doubt on FCC’s Authority to Impose Merger Conditions
  2. Yet Another Study Shows U.S. 5G Is Far Slower Than Many Other Nations
  3. SpaceX seeks FCC broadband funds, must prove it can deliver sub-100ms latency 
  4. U.S. Cable Broadband Monopolies Close In On 70% Broadband Market Share 
  5. Small Satellite Operators’ C-Band Challenge Rejected by FCC
  6. Wireless Carriers Once Again Fight Efforts At More Accurate Wireless Availability Maps
  7. Bankrupt OneWeb gets FCC approval for another 1,280 broadband satellites
  8. AT&T Now Trying To Ditch DirecTV After Bungled Merger Spree
  9. AT&T reportedly trying to sell DirecTV after massive customer losses
  10. No Miracles Here: FCC Denies Wakefield’s Request to Vacate ViSalus Waiver Order But $925MM Judgment Still Stands
  11. Government Grant Recipients May Not Acquire Certain Chinese Telecommunications Products
  12. FAR Council Amends Interim Rule on Chinese Telecommunications Ban to Update Certification Requirements 

DIGITAL

  1. French language requirements in Québec: Language used in commercial publications, including websites and social media
  2. Internet terms of use: Ninth Circuit enforces arbitration agreement accessible through browsewrap hyperlink
  3. Third Circuit Upholds Public School Student’s First Amendment Rights
  4. Infringing Polish Website Isn’t Subject to Personal Jurisdiction in the United States–AMA v. Wanat
  5. Why potential claimants should take care with DMCA takedown demands
  6. Are Changes to the DMCA on the Horizon?
  7. AT&T backs Trump plan, demands “neutrality” on Facebook, Amazon, and Google
  8. Hypocritical AT&T Makes A Mockery Of Itself; Says 230 Should Be Reformed For Real Net Neutrality
  9. Supreme Court To Courts And Federal Agencies Trying To Rewrite Section 230: Knock It Off
  10. Section 230 Preempts Another FOSTA Claim–Doe v. Kik (Eric Goldman)
  11. Lindsey Graham Says We Need To Get Rid Of Section 230 To Sue ‘Batshit Crazy’ QAnon. That’s Not How Any Of This Works.
  12. My Comment To The FCC Regarding The Ridiculous NTIA Petition To Reinterpret Section 230
  13. A Paean To Transparency Reports
  14. Content Moderation Best Practices for Startups
  15. Content Moderation Case Study: Amazon Alters Publishing Rules To Deter Kindle Unlimited Scammers (April 2016)
  16. Calif. App. Court (4th Dist) Rejects Jurisdictional Challenge in Website Accessibility Case
  17. TikTok CEO quits as company reportedly plans sale to Microsoft, Walmart
  18. Sway House TikTokers Bryce Hall, Blake Gray Charged With Throwing Parties In Violation Of L.A. Health Orders
  19. Native TikTok Tools May Create Liability for Brands and Influencers
  20. TikTok: now to the copyright and political issues
  21. Facebook threatens to block news-sharing in Australia
  22. Facebook Says It Will Block News Sharing In Australia If Murdoch’s Social Media Tax Becomes Law
  23. Trump administration forces Facebook and Google to drop Hong Kong cable
  24. Amazon deletes anti-union listing, watches workers’ “secret” social groups
  25. iOS 14 will “severely impact” monetisation opportunities, Facebook says: Changes in privacy policy on Apple devices could mean a 50% drop in ad-driven revenue coming from Facebook’s Audience Network
  26. Sordid genealogies: a conjectural history of Cambridge Analytica’s eugenic roots
  27. Top Republican deletes tweet with doctored Biden video footage
  28. The Market for Fake Reviews
  29. Facebook apologizes to users, businesses for Apple’s monstrous efforts to protect its customers’ privacy: New iOS update will rob people of personalized ads, wails antisocial giant
  30. Apple won’t let Facebook tell users about 30-percent Apple tax on events
  31. Facebook Will Open Beta Of VR Social Platform ‘Horizon’ To (Some) Public Users In Coming Weeks
  32. Facebook and Other Tech Giants ‘too Big to Fail’
  33. Australian Court Says Using a Zipper-Mouth Emoji Can Be Defamatory–Burrows v. Houda (Eric Goldman)
  34. Australian Court Says Zipper Mouth Emoji Might Be Defamatory
  35. Google Declines to Remove Ads that Contain Election-Related Misinformation
  36. Google Maps now shows traffic lights at intersections
  37. We Ran Our Online Election Disinformation Simulation Game And There’s Plenty To Be Worried About
  38. As Speakers At The RNC Whined About Big Tech Bias, You Could Only Watch The Full Convention Because Of ‘Big Tech’
  39. Elon Musk is one step closer to connecting a computer to your brain: Neuralink has demonstrated a prototype of its brain-machine interface that currently works in pigs.
  40. Brain-Computer Interfaces Are Coming. Will We Be Ready? (Rand Corporation)
  41. Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Insanely Stupid Lawsuit Against Facebook
  42. The internet of protest is being built on single-page websites
  43. Content Moderation Case Study: Facebook Responds To A Live-streamed Mass Shooting (March 2019)
  44. Snapchat Is The Biggest Media Company Whose Content You’ve Never Watched–But That’s About To Change
  45. Patreon Raises $90 Million At $1.2 Billion Valuation: “The Stigma Of The Starving Artist Is Going To Fade Away”
  46. Global Digital Pandemic Responses: Reflections on Four Country Case Studies
  47. Fairphone users can buy new camera without replacing the phone itself
  48. Xiaomi’s “third-generation” under-display camera looks nearly invisible
  49. Going all-in on remote work: The technical and cultural changes
  50. TikTok And Teespring Team Up For Creator Merch Sales Integration
  51. TikTok Tells Users To Treat Themselves With Second Wave Of Free ‘Small Gestures’
  52. China announces new export rules that could prevent sale of TikTok
  53. Franchesca Ramsey Tapped To Host IAB’s ‘Podcast Upfront’, Which Has Registered 2,500 Attendees
  54. Rhett & Link Launch ‘Vote Like A Beast’ Registration Campaign Ahead Of Presidential Election
  55. SuperBam To Reclaim 10 Billion Views’ Worth Of AdSense For YouTube, TikTok, Twitch Creators By End Of 2020
  56. YouTube Reverses MoistCr1TiKaL, Markiplier Community Guidelines Strikes, Says They Were “An Over-Enforcement Of Policies”
  57. Top 50 Most Viewed US YouTube Channels • Week Of 8/31/2020
  58. Top 50 Most Viewed YouTube Channels Worldwide • Week Of 8/31/2020
  59. David Blaine’s Balloon-Powered YouTube Stunt Postponed To Sept. 2
  60. How to Approach Legal Issues With CGI Influencers — Keep in mind virtual endorsements and brand sponsorships
  61. In Savvy Brand Deal, Charli D’Amelio Gets Signature Drink On Dunkin’ Donuts Menu
  62. Emma Chamberlain Premieres ‘Styled By Emma’ Makeover Series On IGTV
  63. Netflix Un-Paywalls ‘Bird Box,’ ‘The Two Popes,’ First Ep Of ‘Stranger Things’ To Tempt More Subscribers
  64. What the History of TV Can Teach Us about Netflix
  65. “This is the day”: Disney+ announces The Mandalorian season 2 premiere date
  66. The evolution and accountability of Diversity and Inclusion within the tech industry
  67. ASA finds numerous code breaches following monitoring operation on children’s websites
  68. After Years of “Silencing, Repression, and Retaliation” at This Software Company, Workers Decided to Organize
  69. Risk Shifts in the Gig Economy: The Normative Case for an Insurance Scheme against the Effects of Precarious Work
  70. Collaboration Houses: How Technology & A Pandemic Have Created Entirely New Ways To Go To College

A.I.

  1. Algorithmic policing risks intensifying systemic racism, harm privacy and Charter rights: report
  2. To Surveil and Predict: A Human Rights Analysis of Algorithmic Policing in Canada
  3. Tesla with Autopilot hits cop car—driver admits he was watching a movie
  4. Algorithms and the impact of decisions made using AI
  5. Reckoning and Judgment the Promise of AI
  6. Computer Says No: Can Algorithms Be Fair?
  7. The Paradox of Algorithmic Transparency
  8. The politics of algorithmic governance in the black box city
  9. Google offers to help others with the tricky ethics of AI
  10. Remedies for Algorithmic Tacit Collusion
  11. Musk says that Neuralink implants are close to ready for human testing
  12. Facing Novel Legal Issues Concerning Facial Recognition Technology in 2020
  13. What do organisations thinking of using facial recognition software need to do following the Court of Appeal judgment in R (Bridges) v CC South Wales ?
  14. Faceoff! UK appellate court finds police use of facial recognition technology contravenes laws
  15. Court of Appeal hands down judgment in facial recognition case
  16. Automated facial recognition: a controversial future tool for fighting crime
  17. AI analysis: How traffic works in Cities: Skylines
  18. Algorithms and employment law: what do you need to know?
  19. Law and Tech Collide: Foreseeability, Reasonableness and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
  20. SAL Law Reform Committee Reports on Artificial Intelligence
  21. Robot Will Take Your Job: Innovation for an Era of Artificial Intelligence 
  22. NIST looks to shine a light on the ‘black box’ with its white paper on explainable AI
  23. NIST Seeks Comment on Proposed Framework for “Explainable” Artificial Intelligence 
  24. Is AI part of the new sports media landscape? 
  25. Philosophy in The Light Of AI 
  26. Podcast: Explaining Artificial Intelligence with Terry Bergin QC and Quentin Tannock 
  27. Don’t Miss: Bringing Washington D.C. to life – The AI of The Division 2 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  1.  Arts On (the) Line: Copyright Protection of Digital Performances for Presenters, Agents & Managers
  2. Word To Politicians: “Please [Do] Stop The Music”
  3. Fleshing out the copyright in a tattoo 
  4. Bad Faith Scraping of Photos carries a Big Cost
  5. Liability for Copyright Infringement Attaches if Conduct Exceeds Scope of License
  6. Regulations and the surge of software patent applications in the U.S. 
  7. Grey Market Goods – Coty and Costco Battle it Out in Québec 
  8. Tiffany v. Costco: the use of a trademark not as a trademark but in a descriptive sense
  9. Costco wins appeal against Tiffany – Tiffany and Co et al v Costco Wholesale Corp, 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 17-2798. 
  10. KFC Presses Pause on IT’S FINGER LICKIN’ GOOD Slogan
  11. Aldi, Brewdog Brand War Ends In The Best Possible Way: Collaboration
  12. Comparing Apples to Pears 
  13. TENET: a twist in Time 
  14. Beyoncé’s BLUE IVY CARTER Mark in the Pink as TTAB Dismisses Opposition
  15. The Terrible Towel Is A Formidable Foe: Steelers’ Licensor Sues Maker of Terrible Masks
  16. The Land Rover Defender: a classic shape certainly, but a “badge of origin”?
  17. Difficult terrain: trade mark protection for 3d shapes
  18. Don’t Fall Victim to Bogus Trademark Registries
  19. Food Industry Insight – Overcoming Trademark Genericism with D’Ingenuity and Le Creativity
  20. Why you should designate Canada – and a Canadian agent – in your next Madrid application 
  21. The future of global licensing for digital standards?
  22. What’s in a name? Global brand owners make socially-conscious changes
  23. Strategic Considerations at the Intersection of Patent and Trade Secret Protection
  24. Delaware Court of Chancery: Companies Must Maintain Trade Secret Confidentiality in a Remote World
  25. Seventh Circuit Sends Health Care Software Company Plaintiff Back to District Court for $660 Million (or More) Reduction in Damages Award in Trade Secrets Case
  26. Pot Got Your Tongue? Company Alleges Former COO Disclosed Trade Secrets to Competitors
  27. You can’t do that! Federal Court quashes the “problem-solution” basis for rejecting claims
  28. No Solution? No Problem! The Federal Court of Canada puts a dagger in the “Problem-Solution” Approach to Patent Claims Construction
  29. “Problem-Solution” Claim Construction by Patent Office Does Not “Compute” 
  30. Federal Court clarifies Canadian approach to subject-matter eligibility for computer patents 
  31. Federal Court clarifies the assessment of patent-eligible subject matter in Canada
  32. What the Choueifaty Decision Means for Software Patents in Canada 
  33. Court Dismisses Intel’s and Apple’s Federal and State Antitrust Claims Against Patent Assertion Entities, Albeit with Leave of Court to Amend the Complaint
  34. UK Supreme Court affirms courts’ rights on IP licensing issue
  35. Dismissal on Procedural Grounds May Bar Claims for Later Infringement Under Res Judicata
  36. Res Judicata on Procedural Grounds Precludes Similar Claims Arising After Prior Judgment
  37. Inventorship, Unlike a Claim, is a “Nose of Wax”
  38. Landmark UK Supreme Court decision grants UK courts power to set the global royalty rate for standard essential patents
  39. Unwired Planet v Huawei – UK courts can determine global FRAND licensing terms
  40. Unwired Planet v Huawei – Supreme Court decision
  41. Unwired Planet vs Huawei – is it a victory for SEP holders?
  42. U.K. Supreme Court Affirms Global FRAND Rate-Setting Procedure in U.K. National Courts 
  43. UK Supreme Court Upholds Power of the UK Courts to Determine Global FRAND Licenses
  44. Last Week in the Federal Circuit (August 24-28): No Judicial Estoppel from Inventorship About-Face 
  45. Pointed Tip is Not a Substantially Flat Surface
  46. Clear Claim Language Trumped Written Description in Construction
  47. USPTO Sued Over Discretionary Denials 
  48. USPTO Issues Guidance on “Applicant Admitted Prior Art” in IPRs
  49. Canceled Patent Claims Do Not Entitle Former Patent Owner to a Refund 
  50. Antitrust Plaintiffs Complain of Patent “Thickets”
  51. Upper and Lower Claim Limitations Leave Patent Owner Feeling Down
  52. How Administrative Law Became the Hottest Topic in Patent Disputes at the Federal Circuit
  53. Valuing Patented Inventions in Litigation
  54. 5 developments you may not have realised are potentially patentable
  55. In review: key recent IP developments and trends in Canada 
  56. Intellectual Property Enforcement at the International Trade Commission

PRIVACY

  1. Ontario government launches consultations on establishing provincial privacy regime for private sector
  2. Ontario Government Seeks Input for Private Sector Privacy Legislation
  3. Privacy developments: OPC Privacy Guide for Businesses and Ontario privacy consultation
  4. China’s Efforts To Hide Its Muslim Concentration Camps Helped Reporters To Find Them
  5. The Fourth Amendment Downs ‘Video Voyeurism’ in Kraft SpaGate Case
  6. Can individuals claim damages for loss of control over their personal data
  7. U.S. Customs Opens Mass Searches of Data on Confiscated Traveler Smartphones, Computers
  8. Feds can’t ask Google for every phone in a 100-meter radius, court says
  9. Wait, Amazon’s New Wearable Needs to See Me in My Underwear?: Amazon says your semi-nude pictures will be automatically deleted from its servers after 3D body images are rendered.
  10. Amazon Halo will charge a subscription fee to monitor the tone of your voice
  11. The EU Is Launching a Market for Personal Data. Here’s What That Means for Privacy
  12. What Are GeofenceWarrants?
  13. Financial Data Aggregator Faces Consumer Privacy Suit over “Surreptitious” Collection of Banking Information
  14. U.S. issues warning on North Korean hackers targeting banks worldwide
  15. Bridgefy, A Messaging App Hyped As Great For Protesters, Is A Security Mess
  16. Mass Biometric Scanning Of Students Is COVID-19’s Latest Dystopian Twist
  17. If A College Is Going To Make COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps Mandatory, They Should At Least Be Secure
  18. Social Media Data Leak Raises Concerns Over Data Scraping
  19. Bad Faith Scraping of Photos carries a Big Cost
  20. CCTV and data privacy
  21. Hackers are exploiting a critical flaw affecting >350,000 WordPress sites
  22. Children’s Privacy Check-Up
  23. Back to School Special: But I’m Just an Ad Network! Am I Subject to Children’s Privacy Laws?
  24. Back to School Special: Is My Multi-Age Platform Subject to Child Protection Requirements?
  25. App Law and Future Changes to iOS Privacy
  26. The Dark Side of the Mooc?: the Rise of Edtech in Times of Covid-19: a Data Protection Challenge for Universities
  27. Remote Learning During Pandemic Brings Privacy Risks
  28. Schrems Strikes Again: Battery of New Data Privacy Complaints Raise Compliance Questions for EU-U.S. Data Transfers

CREATIVITY

  1. Judge Rakoff Clears Sarah Palin’s Defamation Lawsuit Against NY Times for February Trial
  2. Appeals Court Says Not Allowing Federal Officers To Pepper Spray Journalists Makes Law Enforcement Too Difficult
  3. The First Amendment Protects the Marketing Term “Vegan Butter”–Miyoko’s v. Ross (Eric Goldman)
  4. Covid Is Accelerating a Global Censorship Crisis
  5. Tinpot Administration Is Apparently ‘Building Dossiers’ On Journalists Who Criticize Trump
  6. Trump Wants To Replace FTC Chair Whom He Can’t Replace, Because The FTC Is Reluctant To Go After Trump’s Social Media Enemies
  7. How to (not) get rich quick: factors used to quantify damages awards in defamation cases
  8. Sixth Circuit Considers Public Employee’s Off-the-Clock Social Media Post in First Amendment Case
  9. Legal battle over artist’s legacy begins in London’s High Court
  10. TV Ratings for Biden and Trump Signal an Increasingly Polarized Nation: Fox News dominated ratings for the Republican convention, and MSNBC was the clear No. 1 for the Democrats’ gathering.
  11. Planning to Show a Toddler in Your Distilled Spirits Advertising?
  12. Burger King Wins “Whopper” of a Case: Federal Court Finds No Promise of Method of Preparation in Advertisements for Meatless Burger
  13. Picasso painting vandal who was “seeking fame” is jailed for 18 months
  14. “Stonehenge Lego” scale model reveals the pagan monument’s unique soundscape

GAMES

  1. Want to Write a Story About Tardigrades in Space? Make It So!–Abdin v. CBS (Eric Goldman)
  2. Abdin v. CBS (USCA 2nd Cir., August 17, 2020)
  3. Bugs in Space? Star Trek Plotline Does Not Infringe Tardigrade Video Game
  4. Gaming emote litigation: plaintiffs test different causes of action as battle ensues over Fortnite emotes
  5. Atlanta Rapper Claims “Soul Jah Boi” Dance in NBA 2K19 Infringes His Copyright
  6. China-linked mobile games including PUBG Mobile have been banned in India
  7. Apple terminates Epic’s developer account as promised: However, Unreal Engine on iOS remains unaffected thanks to restraining order
  8. Apple has terminated Epic Games’ App Store account
  9. Apple terminates Epic’s App Store access following Fortnite dispute
  10. iOS users no longer able to update Fortnite following App Store altercation
  11. ‘Fortnite’ maker Epic faces uphill antitrust battle with Apple
  12. On Monopolies, Apple, and Epic
  13. Today, Apple made changes to its app review process to save face with devs
  14. App Store tweaks ease bug fix process, let devs pitch App Store Guidelines changes
  15. Ubisoft removes Black Lives Matter image from Tom Clancy game’s terror group
  16. Ubisoft apologizes after Tom Clancy mobile game co-opts BLM movement
  17. Ubisoft apologizes for ‘insensitive and harmful’ Elite Squad imagery: Publisher says it will remove “raised fist” from cinematic portraying protest movement as terrorist organization
  18. Marvel’s Avengers sets new beta download record on PlayStation
  19. Ubisoft (temporarily) suggests no PS1, PS2, or PS3 backwards compatibility for PS5
  20. 2K Games supports NBA protests in the wake of Wisconsin shooting: “We strongly support the players and leagues using their platform to demonstrate against the shooting of Jacob Blake”
  21. Fall Guys cheating loophole leads to blanket Family Sharing ban
  22. Consumers Sue Mobile App Maker Over Loot Boxes
  23. More Video Game Art Is Being Sanitized, Likely To Appease China
  24. Opinion: Why Ronald Reagan’s appearance in Call of Duty is drawing criticism
  25. Accessibility in games with AbleGamers’ Greg Haynes – GDC Podcast ep. 12
  26. Big Fish Games lays off 250 staff
  27. Xbox brings in Bungie veteran to keep delayed Halo Infinite on track: Joseph Staten, who worked on the original trilogy, now leading work on the upcoming shooter’s campaign
  28. 343 Industries appoints Halo veterans to ensure Infinite launches in 2021
  29. We need to take Steam wishlist quality more seriously
  30. Steam Labs’ latest experiment brings Chat Filtering to Steam and participating games
  31. Electronic Arts’ subscription service EA Play is live on Steam
  32. Unity debuts new tool to help devs submit games to multiple Android storefronts
  33. Microsoft Flight Simulator players are flying into Hurricane Laura: Virtual storm chasing
  34. Sony begins invite-only, one-per-customer PS5 pre-orders: But platform holder still offers no indication of release date or price
  35. Ratchet & Clank is the unlikely star of the PS5 line-up | Opinion: The 18 year-old series has become the poster child for what a new generation can do
  36. New PlayStation exclusives and first-party studios key in Sony’s PlayStation strategy
  37. Sony ponders potential PS to PC ports
  38. PlayStation 5’s paltry back-compat stance seemingly confirmed by Ubisoft
  39. Report: AT&T no longer looking to sell off Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  40. European market generated €21.6 billion in revenue in 2019: The best selling game of 2019 in Europe was FIFA 20, the ISFE reported
  41. The finer points of Mario Kart 8 on the Switch, explained by a pro
  42. Rocket League won’t require PS Plus or Nintendo Switch Online after free-to-play shift
  43. Gamezop raises $4.3m in Series A financing: Funding round led by Bitkraft Ventures to be used toward Southeast Asian, Latin American expansion
  44. Deep Silver parent company Koch Media opens two publishing offices in Asia
  45. Koch Media opens publishing offices in Tokyo and Hong Kong: New subsidiaries will allow Koch to publish games in Japan, South Korea, China and Southeast Asia
  46. Crayta’s cloud-driven dream to democratize game development: Unit 2 Games and Crayta’s Indie Fund developers discuss the platform’s inception and hopes for an accessible future
  47. Craft, art, and science: Three ways of teaching game design – How can educational institutions best teach prospective designers in a way that prepares them for work in the industry?
  48. New Dragon Age still on track to exist, no release date given
  49. Incredible Ratchet & Clank gameplay demo reveals PS5’s SSD difference
  50. When should we expect launch prices and dates for 2020’s new consoles?
  51. UK Charts: Soft week for physical sales despite new releases – Madden and Project Cars fail to ignite boxed market as Animal Crossing reigns again
  52. Biden campaign launches official Animal Crossing: New Horizons yard signs
  53. Biden presidential campaign rolls out yard signs in Animal Crossing
  54. Animal Crossing Continues To Be An Innovative Playground As Biden Campaign Begins Advertising On It
  55. Sweden’s MAG Interactive acquires mobile trivia dev Sventertainment
  56. Planet Zoo dev Frontier has a new publishing label: Frontier Foundry
  57. CD Projekt Red climbs to record market cap on Witcher mobile AR game: Pokémon Go-style title drives 8% jump, leaves CDPR’s market cap €1b higher than Ubisoft
  58. Huuuge Inc. preparing for an IPO: Polish free-to-play gaming company looking to go public on the Warsaw Stock Exchange
  59. Eiyuden Chronicles Kickstarter raises more than $4.5m: Suikoden developers’ crowdfunding campaign for a new JRPG brings in site’s third highest video game total ever
  60. Keywords acquires game marketing agency Maverick for $4.7 million
  61. What hypercasual mobile game publishers look for in developers: Supersonic Studios’ Nadav Ashkenazy explains what it takes to get your hypercasual game published
  62. Shaping a warm welcome for wholesome games: Matthew Taylor and James Tillman explain how the Wholesome Games Direct came about, and why curating games based on feeling was a success
  63. Interactive storytelling platform Dorian raises $3.25 million in funding
  64. Tencent and Ziff Davis partner to relaunch IGN China: Chinese games giant will operate media outlet, site will be editorially independent of Tencent Group
  65. Leyou Technologies confirms ongoing acquisition talks with Tencent: If completed, Tencent will privatise parent of Warfare developer
  66. CAA Signs Prominent Gamers Alpharad And The Completionist
  67. StreamElements unveils recipients of Creator Diversity Fund: The $100,000 fund was divided between 20 Twitch content creators from underrepresented backgrounds
  68. David Dobrik Launches Twitch Channel By Giving Away $1,000 For Every ‘Warzone’ Win
  69. BitKraft Ventures raises $165m VC fund: The games- and esports-focused VC firm already has a portfolio of 50 companies
  70. Dota 2’s The International 10 prize pool has hit a record-breaking $34,396,000 (and counting): The most lucrative esports tournament ever held
  71. First Cycling Esports World Championships announced
  72. Game devs and eSport teams — how to protect your brand assets with trade marks
  73. Facebook Halts Sale of Rift & Quest in Germany Amid Regulatory Concerns
  74. Oculus halts headset sales in Germany: Facebook says it’s a temporary move and will continue supporting existing owners in the country
  75. Facebook renames its AR/VR studio collective to Facebook Reality Labs: Oculus Studios will retain its name, and Oculus branding remains
  76. Crusader Kings 3 | Critical Consensus: Paradox Interactive updates its defining franchise, and the critics are hailing the result as a potential Game of the Year
  77. Cyberpunk 2077 lands 5 awards including top honors at Gamescom 2020
  78. Cyberpunk 2077 tops Best of Gamescom awards: CD Projekt Red cleans up with five wins for upcoming title, including Best of Show, Best PC Game, and Best RPG
  79. Blog: The key features of stealth games 
  80. Blog: Cloudpunk creator Marko Dieckmann talks cyberpunk, voxel art, and indie development
  81. Blog: The hidden art of pacing – Part 1
  82. Blog: Why knowing how to focus and not to scope creep is an essential skill
  83. Blog: Democratizing PySpark for mobile game publishing
  84. Blog: Finding retention influencers in Destiny
  85. Video: Robin Hunicke’s Q&A about working together, apart, in dynamic times
  86. Video: An inside look at the making of Hardspace: Shipbreaker
  87. Video: How procedural environmental destruction works in Control
  88. Video: Making the designer-writer collaboration work in game dev
  89. Video: Crafting the crafting system in Astroneer
  90. Don’t Miss: The nuts and bolts of Fable III
  91. Fall Guys costume auction raises $1 million for UK charity Special Effect
  92. Fall Guys bidding contest raises $1 million for SpecialEffect: Aim Lab, G2 Esports, Mr Beast, and Ninja won the Fall Guys bidding contest and will get in-game skins
  93. U.S. Patent no. 9,597,601: Method for displaying chat window applied to network game

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