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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 takes a look at the attribution requirements for some stock content sites and offers some insight into finding out what your responsibilities are when using royalty-free content.

Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at the big reason you should register your copyrights sooner than later: more money. A prompt registration allows you to get damages for infringement without having to prove how you were actually damaged.

Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at the potential copyright infringement problem with Paula Deen's new mobile game, including the standard for proving infringement.

Have you looked at your game development legal situation lately? Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck gives developers a heads-up on some important issues.

Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at two new mobile game cloning lawsuits involving Blizzard and uCool, along with some general thoughts on the issue.

As outsourcing game development and content increases, so do the potential risks. Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck explores these risks and what to watch out for when contracting with a company overseas.

Zachary Strebeck's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 04/02/2015 - 01:16]

Right. It is an odd ...

Right. It is an odd system, to be sure. r n r n@Rickard - I don 't know if I 'd say only in the US, since I have no idea what 's going on in other countries. I think it 's clear that in this case, the US is ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/01/2015 - 03:04]

Hey man, I write a ...

Hey man, I write a lot of my blog posts that I post on here from a McDonald 's in Bangkok. It 's actually quite popular with students and other laptop-users. Kind of looks like a Starbucks in America. No shame

Comment In: [Blog - 03/25/2015 - 01:12]

There is a point where ...

There is a point where things are just tropes of the fantasy genre and not protected, but some of these examples are obviously egregious. Really curious what the court says here.

Comment In: [News - 03/25/2015 - 05:00]

I think that some out-of-the-box ...

I think that some out-of-the-box thinking is necessary. Too many me too games out there, which make up the vast majority of products, particularly in the mobile space. And they wonder why they 're not making any money r n r nThe problem is that they see some clones or ...

Comment In: [News - 03/24/2015 - 05:11]

Ahh, I see. Looks like ...

Ahh, I see. Looks like they 've cloned a lot of the artwork from WoW. That minotaur sure looks similar

Comment In: [Blog - 03/13/2015 - 12:18]

I 'm thinking it could ...

I 'm thinking it could be cool to make a How well do you understand video game law Choose your own adventure game for my law firm website. Thanks for this article - very inspiring to get started creating