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David Hoppe

media lawyer

Music Streaming Comes to Japan; But Will it Last?

1000 648 David Hoppe

Two weeks ago, Line Corp.’s, the operators of Japan’s most popular messaging app, launched an in-app music streaming service called Line Music. Japan is the second-largest music market in the…

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video games lawyer

2015: The Year We Get Loading Screen Mini-Games Back

1000 648 David Hoppe

Onechanbara, it is safe to say, is not a fondly remembered game. Released on Xbox 360 in early 2009 (late 2006 in Japan) by D3 Publisher Inc., Onechanbara was an action game in the Dynasty Warriors mold, wherein bikini-clad women cut down hordes of zombies with katana swords.

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video games lawyer

How Is Steam Like Apple and the UFC?

1000 648 David Hoppe

Well, it’s official: Apple did not abuse its monopoly position from 2006-2009.  Fresh off a stalemate with Samsung, Apple found itself back in court this fall.  For those who didn’t…

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VR lawyer

Oculus Rift Revisted

1000 648 David Hoppe

We’ve written before about the hot new virtual reality, Oculus Rift. A few months ago, Facebook announced that it was going to purchase Oculus Rift for a whopping $2 Billion.…

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3D Printing Is The New Black

1000 648 David Hoppe

When you hear the word “gaming,” what types of things come to mind? Video games? Online multiplayer games? Mobile games? Virtual reality? Well, yes, but that’s all about to change…

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video games lawyer

The Good Game Club and The Independent Spirit

1000 648 David Hoppe

Despite the coming arrival of the next gen juggernauts, the Playstation 4 and XBox One, the independent spirit is more alive than ever in gaming. Independent game development — once…

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video games lawyer

Phoenix Wright: Gaming’s Legal Legend

1000 648 David Hoppe

Deemed too niche for American audiences, the first game in the Phoenix Wright series was released in 2001 on the Game Boy Advanced only in Japan. However, Phoenix proved to…

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video games lawyer

GTA V: A Home Run, But Not Without Controversy

1000 648 David Hoppe

The highly anticipated and much publicized newest installment in the Grand Theft Auto franchise, Grand Theft Auto V, was released last month for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, shattering all…

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copyright lawyer

The Age of Monetization

1000 648 David Hoppe

The word “monetization” is not a new; officially it means to coin money, or to establish something as legal tender, but in recent years has come to mean utilizing something…

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If Content Is King, Then Netflix Rules!

1000 648 David Hoppe

“Sometimes you’re up, and sometimes you’re down,” the old saying goes. And no one knows that better than Netflix. After several dismal years, and a crisis of investor confidence, the…

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