China sues Tencent over WeChat’s ‘youth mode’

Jon Fingas

WeChat may be an integral part of China’s digital life, but that doesn’t stop the country’s government from restricting the messaging giant’s behavior. Reuters reports that Beijing prosecutors have sued Tencent over allegations that We Chat’s restricted “youth mode” violates child protection laws. The lawsuit failed to explain how the mode allegedly violated the law. … Read more

‘Black Widow’ star Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over streaming strategy

'Black Widow' star Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over streaming strategy

Black Widow star Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney over the company’s decision to release the film in theaters and on Disney + at the same time. Johansson claims the move was a breach of contract, the Wall Street Journal reports. In the lawsuit, Johansson says that Black Widow should appear exclusively in theaters under their … Read more

GM sues Ford over the name of its hands-free driving feature

Jon Fingas

Ford may be excited about its BlueCruise hands-free technology, but GM is less than excited about it. The Detroit Free Press and The Verge report that GM has sued Ford for alleged trademark infringement for both its rival Super Cruise feature and its autonomy-focused cruise company. According to DFP sources, GM had brokered talks with … Read more

Nintendo sues Bowser for violating copyright with Switch hacks

Jon Fingas

Nintendo takes its hostility towards Bowsers (if not all Bowsers) one step further. Polygon has learned that Nintendo has sued Gary Bowser, a leader of the Switch hacking group Team Xecuter, for alleged copyright infringement through creating and selling hacks. Law enforcement had arrested Bowser earlier this fall, but the company hoped the lawsuit would … Read more