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Judge: Apple Not a Monopoly but Engaged In Anticompetitive Practices

1000 648 David Hoppe

Many of today’s headlines proclaim Epic Games’ “victory” over Apple in their landmark lawsuit announced this morning by Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers in the District Court for the Northern District…

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Open App Markets Act Takes Aim at Apple, Google Stores

1000 648 David Hoppe

While Epic Games’ lawsuit against Apple has drawn attention to practices such as Apple’s 15 to 30 percent commission on app sales, in-app purchases, and Apple’s gag rule on advertising, Apple is not the only tech company developers and regulators have in their sights. Google, Valve, and other digital behemoths have also been accused of abusing their market dominance by imposing exorbitant fees upon app developers.

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State Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technologies Regulation a Minefield for Video Game Developers

1000 648 David Hoppe

US legislation regarding blockchain technologies varies widely from state to state and these regulations can bear heavily on the founding, funding, and operation of video game, VR/AR/XR, and other players in the digital media space.

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Tick…Tick…Boom!

1000 648 Christopher Reggie

After CJEU ruling, pre-ticked consent boxes could blow up in merchants’ faces A Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruling late last year places much greater restrictions on…

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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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Don’t Feed the Video Game Industry Patent Trolls

1000 648 David Hoppe

Over the years since Magnavox sued Atari in 1974 over the user interface for Pong, a cottage industry has emerged based on enforcing patent infringement rights and extracting licensing fees…

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Skin Trade: Preventing and Punishing Digital Asset Theft

1000 648 David Hoppe

In-game assets can take the form of any good or attribute that can be purchased within a gaming platform using real or virtual currency. Examples include specialized character skins, clothing,…

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Reddit’s r/WallStreetBets “Meme Stock” Revolution: A Stock Market Game-Changer

1000 648 David Hoppe

On February 16, 2021, Keith Gill, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, and MML Investors Services were slapped with a class action lawsuit by Christian Iovin, as the named plaintiff, represented…

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Setting the Stage for Epic v. Apple Trial Drama

1000 648 David Hoppe

With the curtain about to rise for the climax of Epic Games’ landmark lawsuit against Apple, here is a recap of the litigants, issues, current state of play, and what…

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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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