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Esports Law Continues to Evolve

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Esports differ from other professional sports in several significant ways, but one of the most notable from a legal point of view is that the games have owners. No one…

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To Thrive, LBEs May Need to Pivot, Repurpose

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In early 2020, Sandbox VR was a healthy business, with 10 virtual reality arcades in North America and Asia. By May 1, every one of them had closed. Revenue dropped…

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How App Developers Can Adapt to Apple’s IDFA Opt-in Requirements

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Earlier this year, Apple announced that the latest update to iOS 14 will include enhanced user privacy protections. In a major test for app developers, the iOS update will eliminate…

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Would a Biden Administration Seek to Regulate Video Game Violence?

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Parents, educators, psychologists, politicians, and creators long have debated the effects of violent movies, television, and other forms of entertainment. Many popular video games, for example, challenge players to kill…

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Epic v. Apple update

Ruling Maintains Epic v. Apple Status Quo for Trial

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As expected, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers has ruled on Epic’s motion for a preliminary injunction as she did on the temporary restraining order last month, maintaining for now the status…

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China Accuses U.S. of Breaking WTO Regulations with ByteDance Bans

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In a closed-door meeting, China accused the U.S. of breaking World Trade Organization (WTO) regulations with its bans of ByteDance apps TikTok and WeChat. According to The Economic Times, China…

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ESIC Bans Counter-Strike Coaches in Cheating Probe

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The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has issued sanctions against 37 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) coaches, banning them from tournament play for five to 36 months. According to the announcement, the…

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EA Takes Heat for Advertising FIFA Loot Boxes in Kids’ Catalog

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Some gamers and parents were distressed to find an EA advertisement for FIFA loot boxes in a UK toy catalog. The advert was placed in an in-store catalog for Smyths…

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Epic, Apple Want Judge to Decide Case

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In a surprising development, Apple and Epic Games have together declined Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Brown’s suggestion that the Fortnite case be decided by a jury. The parties apparently disagreed with…

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US Army Faces Backlash over Smash Bros. Tournament

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The US Army has scheduled an esports tournament for Sept. 26-27 which will feature $10,000 in prizes, with $5,000 allocated for top finishers in its Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and…

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