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Colin Sullivan is the founder and sole attorney at CrowdCounsel, a law firm focused on crowdfunding and intellectual property law.

 

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Posted by Colin Sullivan on Wed, 29 Apr 2015 01:51:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC
Paid mods may be gone, but supporting modders is a goal both sides of the debate can get behind.


Posted by Colin Sullivan on Fri, 02 May 2014 08:20:00 EDT in Business/Marketing
The project creator's legal obligation to backers on Kickstarter is poorly defined.


Posted by Colin Sullivan on Sat, 14 Dec 2013 12:25:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online
Anger over the Content ID system should be directed at YouTube, not copyright law.



Colin Sullivan's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 05/20/2015 - 02:13]

I strongly disagree that as ...

I strongly disagree that as a selection system a publisher has a better idea than Joe gamer about what should be greenlighted. Specifically I think a couple thousand Joe gamers are better than a small team at a publisher. r n r nVoting prediction markets are a great comparison. They ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/28/2015 - 02:44]

Great article Lars. r n ...

Great article Lars. r n r nI 'd like to expand on the legal point a bit, with the usual disclaimer that this isn 't legal advice. r n r nThe base issue isn 't whether the modders are being paid, receiving donations or doing it for no money at ...

Comment In: [Blog - 09/25/2014 - 01:16]

Disclaimer: I am an attorney, ...

Disclaimer: I am an attorney, this is not legal advice. r n r nJust wanted to note that the links to Apple and Amazon are for infringement complaints, but do not appear to be for official DMCA notices. r n r nWhat this means is that there is less of ...

Comment In: [News - 08/07/2014 - 06:14]

The system itself isn 't ...

The system itself isn 't a problem if there is competition in the video streaming/hosting market. The problem lies with the fact that Youtube is so dominant and is now buying Twitch. r n r nWith such a large market share being governed by these contracts it does become a ...

Comment In: [News - 08/06/2014 - 07:18]

Content ID is no longer ...

Content ID is no longer a legal strategy, it is a business strategy. They want to keep as much content up as possible, and DMCA takedowns don 't allow that, so they have made a parallel system to divert people away from using the DMCA. r n r nI 'm ...

Comment In: [News - 07/21/2014 - 04:18]

The contract drafting failure was ...

The contract drafting failure was particularly sad. I doubt they had a lawyer review the contracts, or ignored the lawyer 's advice, because to have 35k disappear is a spectacular drafting failure that should not have happened. It sounds like this was negotiated after the Kickstarter ended too, which is ...