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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 options that a successful game developer has when facing trademark infringement and copycat game clones.

Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at the many fundraising options available to indie game developers. These include loans, crowdfunding and selling equity in the company in order to fund development.

Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at the new crowdfunding site Fig and explains how its hybrid model allows for equity crowdfunding now and the future.

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.

Zachary Strebeck's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 08/21/2015 - 01:47]

Oh, absolutely. For things that ...

Oh, absolutely. For things that were supposed to be finalized in 90 days, we 're over 3 years out. r n r nAnd yeah, I 've written and spoken about how there is liability when using Kickstarter. I 'll change the verbiage to Rewards-based Crowdfunding

Comment In: [Blog - 08/21/2015 - 01:47]

Yeah, that 's one of ...

Yeah, that 's one of the best parts of being allowed to advertise your offering to everyone r n r nThe old way before the JOBS Act changes would allow unlimited accredited investors and up to 35 non-accredited. However, you couldn 't generally solicit the offering, so it was a ...

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