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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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Phoenix Wright: Gaming’s Legal Legend
1000 648 David Hoppe

Deemed too niche for American audiences, the first game in the Phoenix Wright series was released in 2001 on the Game Boy Advanced only in Japan. However, Phoenix proved to be a very persuasive attorney and 12 years later the franchise has proven to be a continued cult classic in the US.…

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GTA V: A Home Run, But Not Without Controversy
1000 648 David Hoppe

The highly anticipated and much publicized newest installment in the Grand Theft Auto franchise, Grand Theft Auto V, was released last month for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, shattering all records for the largest, most successful media launch in history. Rockstar Games, owned by Take Two Interactive, hit it out of the…

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The Age of Monetization
1000 648 David Hoppe

The word “monetization” is not a new; officially it means to coin money, or to establish something as legal tender, but in recent years has come to mean utilizing something of value (that was previously considered free or unprofitable) as a source of revenue and profit. In recent years, we’ve seen companies…

If Content Is King, Then Netflix Rules!
1000 648 David Hoppe

“Sometimes you’re up, and sometimes you’re down,” the old saying goes. And no one knows that better than Netflix. After several dismal years, and a crisis of investor confidence, the company is flying pretty high these days. The internet streaming giant has awoken and has come roaring back to life. Back in…

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Your Television is about to be Disrupted!
1000 648 David Hoppe

Major broadcast networks including Disney’s ABC, News Corp, CBS, and Comcast’s NBC Universal are in a fight for their lives, so to speak. Their nemesis: Aereo, a start-up that offers live television streaming over the internet. Unlike satellite or cable companies, which pay the networks hefty retransmission/licensing fees, Aereo has found a…

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After Ten Years, King’s Sweet Recipe Pays Off.
1000 648 David Hoppe

It’s one of the most successful gaming apps on iOS and Android, and the subject of a frenzy of posts and articles in the blogosphere.

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Is Japan’s Video Game Industry Back from the Dead?
1000 648 David Hoppe

Over the past thirty years, Japan’s Tokyo Game Show (commonly known as “TGS”, an annual video game expo held in the Makuhari Messe, in Chiba, Japan), and the country at large, have been a symbol of the gaming industry’s future. In the 1980’s Japan produced some of the best and brightest arcade…

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David Hoppe to speak at GDC Europe 2013
1000 648 David Hoppe

Regulations governing the burgeoning area of crowdfunding in Europe and the United States continue to develop, with some jurisdictions emerging as preferred venues for online fundraising and others where crowdfunding is still restricted. At the upcoming GDC Europe 2013 conference in Cologne, David will address developers and publisher regarding the opportunities and…

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Hatsune Miku: Virtual Diva
1000 648 David Hoppe

On her own, Japanese pop superstar Hatsune Miku can’t sing. Nor can she rap, dance or DJ. She is drug- and alcohol-free because she can’t indulge in either, and she can’t have affairs or engage in offstage shenanigans fit for YouTube scandals or tabloid headlines. Now entering her sixth year as a…