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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?
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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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China’s ban on video game consoles may end
1000 648 David Hoppe

The gaming world is buzzing with excitement as reports emerged earlier this year from the Chinese Ministry of Culture indicating that China might be ready to overturn the thirteen year old ban on gaming consoles. While investors are hopeful about this prospect, analysts warn that the effect may be moderate at best.[1]…

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Is Virtual Reality the future of gaming (again)?
1000 648 David Hoppe

If, in the mid-1990’s, you had asked any gaming industry expert about the future of gaming, you would have received a singular unequivocal response, in unison: Virtual Reality. Thinking back almost two decades, the hype and excitement were palpable; the possibilities and expectations for the technology, and the benefits it could bring…

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Anime’s Next Generation of Female Auteurs
1000 648 David Hoppe

Many women in Japan remain mired in a patriarchal culture that caps their career opportunities.

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Free Geohot!
1000 648 David Hoppe

In staying with last week’s greatest-heist-of-all-time theme, it seems only fitting to dedicate a post to GEOHOT–real name: George Hotz. A twentysomething member of the Silicon Valley glitterati, Hotz humbly came to be known as one of the most famous hackers of all time, inadvertently igniting the hacking wars of the Summer…

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Aramid and Relativity
1000 648 David Hoppe

As we’ve written before, the recent slate deal trend among Hollywood financiers can be very tricky, even for the savviest of investors. The latest and probably best-known victim is Aramid Entertainment, a sophisticated hedge fund with a Cayman Islands address. In a lawsuit filed last year, Aramid claims it was ensnared in “one of the greatest heist stories ever told in the movie business.”

Anatomy of a Presale, Part 3: Terms of Agreement
1000 648 David Hoppe

We continue our discussion of film finance and in particular foreign pre-sale agreements. This post will focus on the issues to be considered when structuring such agreements for distribution.

Anatomy of a Presale Part 2: Foreign vs Domestic
1000 648 David Hoppe

The rights conveyed by a pre-sale discussed in Part 1 of this series typically include the theatrical and video release of a film. A release in the United States and Canada is considered “domestic.”

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Android’s Developer Problem
1000 648 David Hoppe

What do a Kindle Fire, a Google Nexus 7, and a two-year old HTC Incredible have in common? They all run some version of Google’s popular Android mobile operating system, though you wouldn’t necessarily see the similarities immediately…

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The Problem with Patents
1000 648 David Hoppe

Markus “Notch” Persson, owner of Swedish game developer Mojang, has attracted a lot of attention for his lo-fi but relentlessly addictive game Minecraft. Most has probably been welcome: glowing reviews from respected gaming outlets like Eurogamer, Giant Bomb, IGN, and, er, Conan O’Brien, “game of the decade” plaudits from legendary developer Peter…