Arizona among 15 states suing over ‘conspiracy’ to raise e-book prices

The U.S. Department of Justice and 15 states — including Arizona — are suing Apple and major book publishers, claiming a conspiracy to inflate the price consumers pay for electronic books. According to the government, the price-fixing scheme cost consumers more than $100 million over the last two years by adding between $2 and $5 […]

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Victorious video games industry asks Supreme Court to make California pay its attorneys

The U.S. Supreme Court handed the video games industry a victory last month when it ruled unconstitutional a California law that banned the sale or rental of violent titles to children. Although the industry is breathing a sigh of relief and proclaiming the ruling a victory for free speech, it did not come cheap. Now […]

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‘Watch Instantly’? Lawsuit claims Netflix streaming tunes out deaf viewers

In a case that echoes lawsuits resolved last year against Amazon from advocates for the blind over its Kindle e-reader, Netflix now faces a complaint from the National Association for the Deaf over its online streaming content. The organization says Netflix’s “Watch Instantly” catalog is short on closed captioning, and has sued in federal court […]

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Studios sue Arizona man who sells family friendly versions of their movies

Courthouse News Service reports on a lawsuit by 10 major movie studios against a Queen Creek man who edits films to remove “objectionable” scenes and dialogue and sells them. (John) Webster charges customers “$7.50 for each DVD-R copy of an altered movie (with a minimum order requirement of 10 DVD-Rs), without the authorization of the […]

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Ruling gives ‘Stargate’ games back to Cheyenne Mountain receiver, but MGM pulls license

A Maricopa County Superior Court ruling has ended a bitter dispute over control of a Mesa video game company’s assets, effectively giving the online combat game Stargate Resistance (pictured) and the long-delayed online roleplaying game Stargate Worlds back to Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment. But time may finally have run out for Worlds, Cheyenne Mountain’s signature project: […]

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