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GLVM: How can Copyright and Trademark Cover the Same Rights?
1000 648 David Hoppe

Is it possible for the same IP to have both copyright and trademark protection? And how can that be an advantage?

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GLVM: What’s the Most Important Part of a Content License Agreement?
1000 648 David Hoppe

What’s the most important part of a content license agreement? Is it the liability sections? The royalty provisions? The reps/warranties?

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Esports Law Continues to Evolve
1024 664 David Hoppe

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 can claim the right to control who plays traditional sports. You or I could go outside right now and play a game…

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Elements of Video Game Law
1000 648 David Hoppe

What is “Video Game Law”? Video game law encompasses a broad range of substantive legal areas, including intellectual property, advertising and licensing, and privacy and security.The battles and adventures that take place on-screen and in arenas around the globe rely upon legal frameworks, regulations, and work that protect the developers, publishers, and…

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Issues in Esports Law
1000 648 David Hoppe

What is “Esports Law”? “Esports law” encompasses a number of substantive legal areas, including those relating to intellectual property and licensing, advertising and endorsements, rights of publicity, live events, gambling regulation, privacy law, and many others.  The battles taking place on-screen and in arenas around the globe are founded upon what is…

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Don’t Feed the Video Game Industry Patent Trolls
1000 648 David Hoppe

Over the years since Magnavox sued Atari in 1974 over the user interface for Pong, a cottage industry has emerged based on enforcing patent infringement rights and extracting licensing fees from companies using latent technology. While the Magnavox case involved digital manipulation the company was actively implementing into its own products, the…

Skin Trade: Preventing and Punishing Digital Asset Theft
1000 648 David Hoppe

In-game assets can take the form of any good or attribute that can be purchased within a gaming platform using real or virtual currency. Examples include specialized character skins, clothing, weapons, magic spells, supplies, and performance enhancements. Some players enthusiastically pay big money to acquire rare assets for use in online games.…

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Reddit’s r/WallStreetBets “Meme Stock” Revolution: A Stock Market Game-Changer
1000 648 David Hoppe

On February 16, 2021, Keith Gill, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, and MML Investors Services were slapped with a class action lawsuit by Christian Iovin, as the named plaintiff, represented by the law firm Hagens Berman. The litigation, filed in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, stems from…

Setting the Stage for Epic v. Apple Trial Drama
1000 648 David Hoppe

With the curtain about to rise for the climax of Epic Games’ landmark lawsuit against Apple, here is a recap of the litigants, issues, current state of play, and what to look for when Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers opens the proceedings on a bench trial on May 3 in the US District…

Legal and Regulatory Challenges Related To Non-Fungible Assets
1000 648 David Hoppe

One of the hottest trends of 2021, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have empowered a new generation of digital artists and turned many speculators and creators into millionaires and overnight celebrities.

State-sanctioned Esports Commissions Present Challenges, Opportunities for Governments and Industry Players
1000 649 David Hoppe

Much like the California Gold Rush and the Oklahoma Land Rush, the economic opportunities offered by the Esports Rush are outpacing the industry’s ability to control dubious practices, unethical behavior, and outright lawlessness.

How Skill-Based Matchmaking Can Keep Online Gambling Games on the Right Side of the Law
1000 648 David Hoppe

While seamless global remittances and a digital store of value were the first use cases for blockchain technology, this innovation has much more to offer. Due to its immutable nature and cryptographic features, blockchains can be used to prove the security and fairness of just about anything.

Will Canada’s Online Gambling Legislation Influence the United States?
1000 648 David Hoppe

While seamless global remittances and a digital store of value were the first use cases for blockchain technology, this innovation has much more to offer. Due to its immutable nature and cryptographic features, blockchains can be used to prove the security and fairness of just about anything.

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Blockchain Technology Brings Provably Fair Gaming to Life
1000 648 David Hoppe

While seamless global remittances and a digital store of value were the first use cases for blockchain technology, this innovation has much more to offer. Due to its immutable nature and cryptographic features, blockchains can be used to prove the security and fairness of just about anything.