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Stephen McArthur received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 2007 where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and served as Managing Editor of the Journal of Law and Social Problems.

Stephen is an intellectual property attorney at The McArthur Law Practice and was formerly an associate of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York City and Irell & Manella LLP in Los Angeles. Stephen’s practice focuses on trademark prosecution and litigation, copyright litigation, patent litigation, general contractual commercial litigation, privacy, right of publicity, and licensing. He has represented clients across the technology spectrum, especially those associated with the video game industry.

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Posted by Stephen McArthur on Tue, 24 Jun 2014 04:41:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Indie
This article explains why your videos get flagged by Youtube and Twitch’s copyright system, what you can do if your video is flagged, and how you can fight back against a Content Manager and use the existing copyright regime to your own advantage.


Posted by Stephen McArthur on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 09:00:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Serious
I explain each of the options a game developer should consider to protect its intellectual property, and I give real-world examples of video game companies doing each and their outcomes.



Stephen McArthur's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 06/24/2014 - 04:41]

One way to find out ...

One way to find out who has ownership is to simply go to the U.S. copyright office website and search for yourself: http://cocatalog.loc.gov/ r n r nSearch by Name , and then type in the name of the entity that is claiming a copyright. You can also search by Title ...

Comment In: [Blog - 08/05/2013 - 09:00]

Chad, the fair use analysis ...

Chad, the fair use analysis is worthy of its own separate article. I 'm not taking a side in the debate, I 'm simply saying it 's an open question. For now, I 'll refer to an explanation already written by a law professor for Gamasutra: http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/GregLastowka/20130517/192424/All Your Nintendo Lets ...

Comment In: [Feature - 02/27/2013 - 04:55]

Tom, thanks for your insight ...

Tom, thanks for your insight into the nuances of the case.