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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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The Surprising Role of Copyrights in the Wildly Creative World of Video Games, Gameplay, and Mods
1000 648 David Hoppe

 Copyrights have historically been easy to obtain and hold—indeed, an author or designer owns a copyright in a work that he or she created even without registering or applying for protection from any organization or government entity. Copyright subject matter includes “original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression,”…

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Native American Casinos and the Shifting Gaming Landscape
1000 648 David Hoppe

Native Americans have been mistreated and subjugated for generations. First, they were enslaved and abused by European settlers. Then, government representatives from the United States and Canada violated their rights and displaced millions. Many native communities today struggle to overcome the ramifications of this oppression, and some have been stamped out entirely.…

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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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To Thrive, LBEs May Need to Pivot, Repurpose
1000 648 David Hoppe

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 to zero and 80 of Sandox’s 100 employees had been laid off. Now, as the company works to reopen and operate safely,…

How App Developers Can Adapt to Apple’s IDFA Opt-in Requirements
1000 648 David Hoppe

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 apps’ default access to Identifier for Advertisers (“IDFA”). An IDFA is a unique device identifier used by developers for ad attribution, targeting,…

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Would a Biden Administration Seek to Regulate Video Game Violence?
1000 648 David Hoppe

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 their enemies, crash vehicles, and blow things up. Children often entertain themselves with virtual acts of realistic violence, creating real concerns that…

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Ruling Maintains Epic v. Apple Status Quo for Trial
1000 648 David Hoppe

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 quo in the ongoing court battle between Epic Games and Apple. The judge’s ruling on Friday grants Epic request to prevent Apple…

China Accuses U.S. of Breaking WTO Regulations with ByteDance Bans
1000 648 David Hoppe

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 argues that the bans “are clearly inconsistent with WTO rules, restrict cross-border trading services, and violate the basic principles and objectives of…

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ESIC Bans Counter-Strike Coaches in Cheating Probe
1000 648 David Hoppe

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 coaches exploited a bug in CS:GO’s spectator mode that allowed them to see other players’ locations. While ESIC’s investigation has only recently…

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EA Takes Heat for Advertising FIFA Loot Boxes in Kids’ Catalog
1000 648 David Hoppe

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 Toys and encouraged players to “Use FIFA points to open [Player] Packs” in FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT), a popular in-game mode. FUT…