Defamation and libel are both suit worthy in American courts. I can't see how she's not guilty of both in accusing him of doing the hacking when he's simply reporting on it, and not recanting when the truth is brought to light. It's straight unfounded character assassination on her part, and uncalled for.
Being Borderlands 2 is a game I play quite a bit, I have a strong opinion here:
BL2 is done. The base game has a very complete story, TONS of costumes and heads, all included, and they keep it updated and well patched. The DLC for Borderlands 2 is just that... extra content you can download. More characters with new skills and play styles, more areas and stories to play. Nothing required to enjoy the base game. There's no requirement to get it, not even to play with other people who do have the various other characters and costumes and such.
There are many companies that do DLC to nickle and dime you to a complete game. Gearbox and BL2 are not an instance of that.
There's only so much the schools can do when the parents don't care. There's a social stigma against learning and intelligence any more, no encouragement to better yourself, so it doesn't happen. It's easier to sit you kid in front of the TV or XBox instead of reading to them and with them.
Wait... you think people won't create without direct monetary compensation? Then why did you write your post just now, without being paid?
Copyright, as it is, has very little benefit to society as a whole. I can see arguing for a very limited copyright, but the current system of life + 70 years plus whatever Congress decides to tack on whenever Mickey comes back up for public domain again is completely untenable.
Everyone is a criminal. It shifts the power of enforcement and judgement completely to the executive branch of the government because they can decide whether or not to prosecute depending on whether you play ball, and they can throw the book at anyone, no matter how specious because there are laws against everything someone might do. We're already seeing that with things like the Bradley Manning case and Aaron Swartz: