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With the First Amendment behind it, Google is now free to put search results in whatever order it wants, according to a recent ruling by a US court in San Francisco. The company has been fighting to earn this right for years, but it wasn't until last week that a judge in the Bay Area decided to gr...

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It's been a little more than a year since the US government began seizing domains of music blogs, torrent meta-trackers and sports streaming sites. The copyright infringement investigation, led by US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) authorities, quickly raised eyebrows among many free...

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The Electronic Software Association (ESA), the video game industry lobbying group that runs the ESRB and E3, has apologized for a cease-and-desist order against blogs Bits, Bytes, Pixels & Sprites and Kotaku for merely posting the image from a T-shirt being sold on another site (image at right)....

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On Friday, The Children and Media Research and Advancement Act (CAMRA) was passed by the U.S. Senate. The bi-partisan act introduced, in part, by Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and First Amendment hater Joseph Lieberman (D, sometimes R, but currently I -CT), is designed to research the effects of media on c...

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This ain't strictly gaming related, but there's no doubt that the decision last week by a California appeals court to grant bloggers the same First Amendment rights that are afforded to traditional journalists can be a good thing for gamers. In a nutshell, the ruling means that we can't be forced b...

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We attended the GDC panel entitled "Murder, Sex and Censorship: Debating the Morals of Creative Freedom." The panel was notable for the presence of Leland Yee (pictured above), Democratic candidate for California State Senate, and notable anti-game crusader who passed a law that makes it...

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Being a true gamer isn't: a huge gamerscore; a closet full of retro game-themed t-shirts; a huge library of games; owning every console ever released; 10,000 posts to your name on the IGN message boards; your own games blog; raiding 40 hours a week in World of Warcraft. It is moving from mere con...

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