Course PTR has announced the release of Business and Legal Primer for Games
, which covers several vital areas to business and legal issues such as marketing, contracts, and taxation.
Business and Legal Primer for Games
explores the major legal and business issues involved in game development with a particular focus on starting a business. The book contains practical introductory sections on business and legal problems that members of the development community are often confronted with. These problems include business structure, contracts, employment law, taxation, and IP. Those seeking to start their own game development company will receive information regarding getting started, basic business operations, marketing, licensing intellectual property, and exit strategies.
Written by Greg Boyd and Brian Green, Business and Legal Primer for Games
is a starting point with anyone who has ever wanted to start a game business and a reference of information for those who already are involved in game development.
Greg Boyd is an attorney with Kenyon & Kenyon LLP in New York. He has represented some of the most prominent game companies in the world; his practice includes IP counseling and litigation for both publishers and developers. As a member of the International Game Developers Association IP Rights Committee, he was an author and editor on the International Game Developers Association IP Whitepaper.
Brian Green is an experienced online game developer. Brian received degrees in both Spanish and Computer Science with a minor in Business. He started his professional career in 1998 working on the classic online RPG, Meridian 59. In May of 2002 Meridian 59 was commercially re-launched. Brian has maintained Meridian 59 and handled the business side of Near Death Studios, Inc. He is a frequent speaker at game industry conferences and shares his experiences in developing independent games and running a business.
For more information about Business and Legal Primer for Games
, interested parties can visit the book's information page
on the Course PTR website.