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A weekly wrap up of interesting news about virtual worlds, virtual goods and other social media.
In This Issue:
- Kabam Hits Profitability in 2012 on Revenue of $180 Million
- Maryland attorney general launches...more
In a January 23, 2013, ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit held that an Indiana law that prohibited most registered sex offenders from using social media websites was unconstitutional because it was “not...more
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Originally published in The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin on January 15, 2013.
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