Some legal blogs focus environmental law or real estate transactions, but the attorneys at Reed Smith are expanding their horizons with Developing Concerns, a blog on the latest legal news in the video game industry. The blog, authored by Patrick Sweeney and Drew Boortz, covers a variety of subject matter pertinent to the industry, including copyright, patent, and trademark issues as well as financing, licensing, and distribution concerns.
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On June 28, consumer advocacy group Consumer Watchdog sent a letter and complaint to the Federal Trade Commission asking it to investigate Facebook for antitrust violations related to its use of Facebook Credits. Consumer Watchdog's complaint is premised on the fact that, starting Friday,...
We knew this was coming. After the Federal Trade Commission announced it would look into Apple's in-game purchase system (as a result of children racking up incredible bills that they're parents had to pay), it was only a matter of time before a class action was filed. Well, that time...
No, this is not a fan fiction post that should appear on the "adult" oriented Craigslist pages. It's a story about corporate decision-making power, and control over corporate direction. I swear, it's not as boring as it sounds. Apparently, some...
One of the "hot topics" we will be watching in 2011 is how, and to what extent, the Federal Communications Commission will implement the Net Neutrality Rules (PDF) they issued last December. Though theoretically the rules will prohibit ISPs from throttling traffic from disfavored...
Benjamin Franklin is often quoted as saying that nothing in life that is certain except death and taxes. In light of all of the battles over online sales taxes, perhaps taxes are not as certain as we think. Consider the state-by-state challenges that etailers are having with...
For some great insight on what life is like as a video game attorney, read Patrick's interview with IndustryGamers. Solid advice in there, though I'm disappointed his day-to-day experience isn't exactly like L.A. Law. If they ever make a revival of the show, I'd vote Patrick to be the...
Though celebrity endorsements have always been a popular means of advertising products, recently there has been an uptick in celebrity endorsements of video games. Here are two of my favorite examples: and By appearing in ads, celebrities are aligning themselves with your brand,...
Starting the week off right, with some news and notes on items of interest to the games industry: HBO has fired back in the suit brought by a former MTV reality personage over use of the phrase "Johnny's Bananas," asking a New York state judge to dismiss the suit in its...
When it comes to exploration of copyright law in the games industry, one aspect tends to dominate the discussion - works-made-for-hire. Innumerable agreements permeate the industry that use this model, whereby one person creates a copyrightable work for another, but the commissioning person...