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GLVM: How can Copyright and Trademark Cover the Same Rights?
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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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Epic, Apple Want Judge to Decide Case
1000 648 David Hoppe

In a surprising development, Apple and Epic Games have together declined Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Brown’s suggestion that the Fortnite case be decided by a jury. The parties apparently disagreed with the judge’s statement that “individual judges [don’t] have the be-all and end-all here,” and want her to decide both the facts and…

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US Army Faces Backlash over Smash Bros. Tournament
1000 648 David Hoppe

The US Army has scheduled an esports tournament for Sept. 26-27 which will feature $10,000 in prizes, with $5,000 allocated for top finishers in its Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Call of Duty competitions. The announcement spurred many members of the Smash Bros. community to criticize the Army’s esports program. Many have…

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Monday’s Hearing May Foreshadow Epic v. Apple Outcome
1000 648 David Hoppe

Monday’s hearing in the ongoing battle of Epic Games v. Apple gives the court a second opportunity to consider Apple’s request to block App Store access to Epic’s Unreal Engine and Epic’s as-yet-unfulfilled plea to force Apple to reinstate Fortnite to the App Store. There is little reason to believe Judge Yvonne…

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Risks, Issues, and Concerns Related to Digital Ownership
1000 648 David Hoppe

The increasing popularity of cryptocurrencies and blockchain has created a virtual Wild West within the digital economy. While many view the rise of cryptocurrencies as a digital-money revolution, regulators and lawyers are scrambling to bring legal order to the blockchain frontier. Cryptocurrencies promise to transform the way people view money, transact business,…

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Microsoft Buys Bethesda in Massive Deal Worth $7.5 Billion
1000 648 David Hoppe

In one of the biggest gaming acquisitions of all time, Microsoft is acquiring ZeniMax Media, Bethesda’s parent company, for $7.5 billion. Bethesda is the studio behind several of gaming’s best-selling franchises, including The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Wolfenstein, and Doom. The Fallout series has sold over 33 million units and The Elder Scrolls…

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Sony Announces PlayStation 5 Release Date and Prices
1000 648 David Hoppe

On Wednesday, Sony announced that both models of its PlayStation 5 (PS5) will launch in North America on November 12. The standard edition will retail for $499.99, while the all-digital version will be priced at $399.99. The announcement came at the end of a 40-minute video presentation that revealed trailers for several…

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Apple Countersues “Cold-Blooded” Epic Games
1000 648 David Hoppe

In the latest development in the Epic Games v. Apple battle, Apple has slapped Epic with a counterclaim. Apple is now suing Epic for its “open, admitted, and deliberate breach of its contractual obligations and the cold-blooded launch of its ‘hotfix’” – meaning, Epic’s circumvention of Apple’s In-App Purchase feature. In the…

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In a Deal with Oracle, “TikTok Global” to Become US Company
1000 648 David Hoppe

The Treasury Department is reviewing a deal between TikTok’s Chinese owner ByteDance and Oracle that would avoid a US ban on the popular video-sharing app. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said ByteDance has pledged to “create TikTok Global as a US-headquartered company” that will generate 20,000 American jobs. As part of the deal,…

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Judge Issues Split-Decision in Latest Round of Epic v. Apple
1000 648 David Hoppe

Epic has filed another motion for a preliminary injunction requesting that Fortnite be placed back on the App Store and that its developer account be reinstated. The motion, filed September 4, is the latest development in Epic’s struggle to end what it views as Apple’s anticompetitive behavior and exorbitant commission structure. In…