Dutch Pirate Bay Ban Overturned


A court in the Netherlands has overturned an order that internet service providers in the country must block access to The Pirate Bay. The decision isn’t primarily because of a change in the law or its implementation, but is largely a recognition that the ban simply hasn’t worked. As has happened in several countries, in […]

Zynga to Accept Bitcoin


Gaming company Zynga has announced it will test accepting payments via Bitcoin. It’s arguably the most mainstream seller yet to accept the digital currency. The BBC notes the move follows both open-source games console maker Ouya and independent game seller Humble Bundle accepting the virtual money last year. Zynga is running the test through BitPay, […]

GaS news — What Happened Next: May 2013


Continuing our look back at later developments to stories we brought you on Geeks Are Sexy this year, we turn our attention to May. Facebook was awarded a total of $2.8 million from people who’d registered addresses such as “faacebok.com” and “facegbook.com”. They were judged to have violated the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act of 1999 […]