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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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Timeout! States Struggle to Provide an Effective Framework for Esports Regulation
1000 648 Christopher Reggie

As of early 2022, esports tournaments have paid more than $1 billion in prize money to nearly 100,000 players over 48,000 tournaments worldwide. New and ongoing tournaments award an average of around $1 million per month in prizes as players, sponsors, team owners, tournament organizers, marketers, and other stakeholders rush to claim their piece of the action.

Starving Artists No More: NFTs Are Changing the Score in the Music Industry
1000 648 David Hoppe

Take note! Non-fungible Tokens (NFTs) have officially entered the music scene and are already moving beyond provable ownership of audio files: the latest development is NFTs that are created to be virtual celebrities. These NFTs will even appear across multiple media types and platforms, including music videos and video games. Interest surrounding avatar-based NFTs is growing rapidly and even mega-celebrities are minting and investing in NFTs.

NFTs’ ‘Wild West’ Days are Numbered as Global Regulation Looms
1000 648 David Hoppe

Driven by concerns over potential fraud, intellectual property theft, tax evasion, and money laundering, governments all around the world are looking at ways to regulate digital currencies and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Nations have taken vastly different approaches depending on who’s in charge, how they characterize NFTs, and how bullish their outlook is on digital currencies.

Real-Money Gaming: Taking Off and Cashing In
1000 648 David Hoppe

Esports and skill-based gaming have become highly competitive arenas, with millions of people playing against each other daily, vying for lucrative sponsorships, and supported by rabid fan followings. Many want to get a piece of the action. Esports Network expects real-money games industry revenue to top $2.5 billion by the end of the year.

Virtual Commerce: Brands in the Metave®se
1024 664 David Hoppe

The value of the global metaverse is expected to reach $800 billion by 2024. This represents more than 16-fold growth over the $48 billion generated in 2020. The metaverse brings with it a host of legal challenges and opportunities including trademark enforcement, branding and marketing deals, content partnerships and collaborations, market development, and customer diversification.

Heavy Meta: Privacy and Cybersecurity in the Metaverse
1024 663 David Hoppe

The metaverse is poised to become the biggest technological revolution of the 21st century. It is likely to change the way humans engage with each other, revolutionizing social interaction, building whole new economies, and ushering in a host of privacy and cybersecurity issues.

Can the Long Arm of the Law Reach Into Extended Reality?
1000 648 David Hoppe

Every day, millions of gamers, students, and other users around the world log in to experience the virtual world. Some are intent on playing the latest, most realistic video game. Others seek to recreate real-life social interactions in the virtual space.

Lights!! Camera! Token! Are NFT’s Ready for Their Big Closeup?
1000 648 David Hoppe

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are once again proving their versatility. Entrepreneurs have found a variety of compelling uses for them in video games, drink recipes, digital art, fantasy sports, and more.

NFTs Transforming a Multi-billion-dollar Fantasy Sports Industry
1000 648 David Hoppe

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are making headlines again, this time in fantasy sports. In September 2021, the French start-up company Sorare announced that it had raised significant capital—$680 million to be exact—for its fantasy football (soccer) platform.