A ruling this week on resales of printer cartridges could signal an important step toward changing your legal rights regarding the things you buy.
The state of California has agreed to reimburse the Entertainment Software Association $950,000 for its Supreme Court battle, and the ESA has announced it will put a portion into a new initiative to teach underserved communities important job skills.
Our final selection for "top story of 2011" is the Supreme Court's ruling of video games as free speech.
Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan recently admitted that the ruling in Brown vs. EMA was the most difficult of her SCOTUS career thus far, but ultimately couldn't overcome the First Amendment precedent.
The ESA has filed a request with the Supreme Court to order the state of California to reimburse them for legal fees for the recent SCOTUS case. The organization is requesting $1.1 million.
The Supreme Court is expected to rule on Brown v. EMA next week, most likely on Monday. The case could have a large impact on the video game industry, and determining if games are protected by the First Amendment.
On November 2, the United States Supreme Court heard opening arguments in the case pitting California state versus the Entertainment Merchants Association and the Entertainment Software Association