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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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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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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.