Day: March 6, 2015

Games firms hit by 3D tech suit

Games firms hit by 3D tech suit Texas law firm McKool Smith has targeted a number of major games publishers, alleging that they used 3D graphics technology that infringes on a 1988 patent. Electronic Arts, Activison, Take Two Interactive Software, Ubisoft Entertainment, Atari, THQ, Vivendi Universal Games, Sega, Square Enix, Tecmo, Lucasarts Entertainment and Namco are named as defendants in the lawsuit. US Patent Number 4,734,690 mentions a “method and apparatus for spherical panning,” which describes a system for moving representation of objects in 3D and projecting the results onto a 2D plane (such as a screen of a...

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Digital music – ‘20% music sales by 2008’

Digital music – ‘20% music sales by 2008’ The singles market is in resurgence thanks to digital music services, a leading music industry figure said yesterday. Speaking at the Music 2.0 conference, Sony BMG’s global digital business president Thomas Hesse revealed industry optimism at the emerging opportunities of new music delivery mechanisms, such as iTunes and ringtones. Digital Music News reports he said: “Digital music is expected to grow to 19-20 percent of the market by 2008. This is a fundamental transformation.” He looks forward to exclusive digital sales, pre-release sales and video as new ways to harness digital...

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