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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.

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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.

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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.

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copyright lawyer

Copyright, VR and MOOCs

1000 648 David Hoppe

One of the things that makes technology different from many other businesses is that in order for a product to succeed, you need partners. More specifically, you need developers. Whether…

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video games lawyer

How Is Steam Like Apple and the UFC?

1000 648 David Hoppe

Well, it’s official: Apple did not abuse its monopoly position from 2006-2009.  Fresh off a stalemate with Samsung, Apple found itself back in court this fall.  For those who didn’t…

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media lawyer

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.”

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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.

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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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Anatomy of a Pre-Sale, Part 1: Introduction

1000 648 David Hoppe

A pre-sale is technically a licensing of certain specified distribution rights for a film. Simply, a producer conveys some of his rights to a distributor, who is responsible for marketing and releasing the film to the public to generate revenue.

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media lawyer

Hollywood Goes Corporate — Show Me The Money

1000 648 David Hoppe

The last two decades have seen epic centralization of power in the media, particularly in the film industry. A handful of conglomerates now own all the major studios, with publicly…

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