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Zachary Strebeck's Blog


Zachary C. Strebeck


Attorney – J.D./MDR Pepperdine University School of Law


Zachary Strebeck is a graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law, holding both J.D. and Masters of Dispute Resolution degrees. He has worked with crowdfunding startup Crowdfunder, film and television studio Lionsgate Entertainment, and film distribution house PorchLight Entertainment, as well as mediating in the Los Angeles County court system. He served as an associate producer and former guest on Entertainment Law Update, a podcast dedicated to legal happenings in the entertainment industry.


A former animator and game designer, Zachary has focused his practice on helping game creators and entrepreneurs like himself realize their dreams by ensuring that their legal needs don’t get in the way of their creative endeavors.


Zachary is an avid video gamer and board game player. He plays classical guitar, and has studied various martial arts, including Jeet Kune Do, Wing Chun Kung Fu, and Filipino Kali.

For more information on Zachary or to retain his services as an attorney, please visit his website or feel free to contact him.


Member Blogs

Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at some of the hyperbolic opposition to the Copyright Office's proposals regarding orphan works and mass digitization. No, the sky is not falling.

Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at some of the common consequences of copyright infringement, including DMCA takedowns and statutory damages.

Posted by Zachary Strebeck on Thu, 18 Jun 2015 07:43:00 EDT in Business/Marketing
Apple has angered publishers by including an opt-out requirement for inclusion in their new News app. Attorney Zachary Strebeck looks at why this is a mistake for website, game and app developers.

Posted by Zachary Strebeck on Fri, 12 Jun 2015 03:03:00 EDT in Business/Marketing
Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at the FTC's recent settlement with the creator of the failed Kickstarter project, The Doom That Came To Atlantic City.

Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at the reasons to assess your game development company's intellectual property situation and how to do it.

Posted by Zachary Strebeck on Wed, 13 May 2015 01:39:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC
Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at the Aliens: Colonial Marines class action lawsuit and explains how and why the legal action against Gearbox may not be going forward.

Zachary Strebeck's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 07/15/2015 - 02:02]

Absolutely. I kind of mention ...

Absolutely. I kind of mention it in the article, but it 's not very explicit. Thanks for pointing it out r n r nI have had clients hit with these letters for allegedly infringing on someone else 's trademarks. When I investigated, it is easy to see that the claim ...

Comment In: [News - 07/07/2015 - 03:46]

I feel the same way. ...

I feel the same way. The last round of lawsuits had much more damning screenshots.

Comment In: [Blog - 05/13/2015 - 01:39]

Well, what is demo footage ...

Well, what is demo footage if not an advertisement I certainly think it is. However, realistic expectations about the development process should tell you that things don 't always go perfectly and the graphics may have to be scaled back. r n r nIt 's why so many demos have ...

Comment In: [Blog - 05/13/2015 - 01:39]

I agree with @Kale - ...

I agree with @Kale - Typography is something that is overlooked in many industries, game development and attorney contract drafting are not exempt. Having seen some terrible typography in my time, I 'm glad someone is focusing on it

Comment In: [Blog - 05/13/2015 - 01:39]

Great post I would say ...

Great post I would say that Step f is to have a lawyer either draft your agreement or review the one they provide. There are so many things that should be addressed in a contract that may not come up in an oral agreement. Also, negotiating a contract helps both ...

Comment In: [Blog - 05/07/2015 - 02:30]

Great point. Its easy to ...

Great point. Its easy to get lost in nested licensing agreements. Sometimes it 's just better to pay for something wholly-reusable to avoid any entanglements, or to have contractual backup if there is trouble down the road.