Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

U.S. Screen Actors union approves video game contract

Filed under
Gaming

Members of the Screen Actors' Guild overwhelmingly approved a new contract covering their work in video games, the union's Web site said on Friday.

The vote was approved by a margin of 81.2 to 18.8 percent late on Thursday, and sent a strong message to SAG's national executive committee, which in June narrowly voted to nullify a previous SAG member vote approving the agreement.

The contract with video game companies, including industry giant Electronic Arts Inc. (ERTS.O: Quote, Profile, Research), was jointly negotiated by SAG and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

The agreement won higher wages and better benefits for union members, but failed to secure residual payments for a union actor whose voice or likeness appears in a video game.

AFTRA members approved the contract in June and have been working under the contract.

"By voting for this contract, SAG members have achieved major gains despite the fact that we were not able win in the area of residuals," Screen Actors Guild chief negotiator Sallie Weaver said in a statement.

Source.

More in Tux Machines

OpenBSD and NetBSD

Security: Twitter and Facebook

  • Twitter banned Kaspersky Lab from advertising in Jan
     

    Twitter has banned advertising from Russian security vendor Kaspersky Lab since January, the head of the firm, Eugene Kaspersky, has disclosed.  

  • When you go to a security conference, and its mobile app leaks your data
     

    A mobile application built by a third party for the RSA security conference in San Francisco this week was found to have a few security issues of its own—including hard-coded security keys and passwords that allowed a researcher to extract the conference's attendee list. The conference organizers acknowledged the vulnerability on Twitter, but they say that only the first and last names of 114 attendees were exposed.

  • The Security Risks of Logging in With Facebook
     

    In a yet-to-be peer-reviewed study published on Freedom To Tinker, a site hosted by Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy, three researchers document how third-party tracking scripts have the capability to scoop up information from Facebook's login API without users knowing. The tracking scripts documented by Steven Englehardt, Gunes Acar, and Arvind Narayanan represent a small slice of the invisible tracking ecosystem that follows users around the web largely without their knowledge.

  • Facebook Login data hijacked by hidden JavaScript trackers
     

    If you login to websites through Facebook, we've got some bad news: hidden trackers can suck up more of your data than you'd intended to give away, potentially opening it up to abuse.

Beginner Friendly Gentoo Based Sabayon Linux Has a New Release

The team behind Sabayon Linux had issued a new release. Let’s take a quick look at what’s involved in this new release. Read more

Android Leftovers