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GLVM: What’s the Most Important Part of a Content License Agreement?
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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?
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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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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.

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Why Esports and Blockchain are a Match Made in Heaven
1000 648 David Hoppe

The billion dollar eSports industry is continuing its impressive growth. As such, game developers and companies continue to iterate on an already impressive suite of products that have kept players coming back for more. Yet, there are still major issues within the industry in regards to payments, security, and other areas that are ripe for disruption.

The Top 6 Blockchain Trends for 2021
1000 648 David Hoppe

Blockchain technology has come a long way since the early days of Bitcoin. Today, blockchains are overwhelmingly recognized as useful, innovative tools for both consumer and business applications. As the industry has blossomed, narratives and trends continue to emerge. If these play out positively, blockchain networks could become the latest form of ubiquitous technology, but if they don’t, it will be rough times ahead for decentralized networks.

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The Impact of PASPA’s Repeal on Sports Betting
1000 648 David Hoppe

It has been nearly three years since the US Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Provision Act of 1992 (PASPA), which made it illegal for states (Nevada excepted) to allow sports betting. Many onshore bookmakers, real-money game operators, cash-starved state legislatures, and gamblers across the country had high hopes…

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UK Studies May Determine Future of Real Money Gaming
1000 648 David Hoppe

Early in 2020, the British government introduced sweeping reforms to regulate real money games in the UK. Deeming existing laws to be antiquated and unsuitable for the digital age, the country’s gambling commission (UKGC) concluded that online real money games such as poker, online slot machines, virtual bingo, and other casino-type pastimes…

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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,…