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Mona Ibrahim's Blog   Expert Blogs


Video game attorney and senior associate at Interactive Entertainment Law Group. JRPG fanatic. Anime officionado. Writer and activist.  


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Posted by Mona Ibrahim on Thu, 02 Feb 2017 04:24:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Production, Serious
Guidance for studios concerning the new Administration's travel ban.

Posted by Mona Ibrahim on Thu, 17 Sep 2015 10:54:00 EDT in Business/Marketing
Lenz v. Universal Music Corp. and the new wrinkle in issuing takedown notifications

Posted by Mona Ibrahim on Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:06:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Serious, Indie, Social/Online
This article is designed to help developers get a grip on the online conflicts that seem rampant in our industry. It includes reasons why you should not be shamed out of censoring, and ways to address your fans and followers without fanning flames

Posted by Mona Ibrahim on Wed, 22 Jan 2014 03:12:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Serious, Indie, Social/Online
People seem to forget that there are no real "winners" or "losers" or "good guys" or "bad guys" in IP disputes. Just a lot of creative people with money and their hearts on the line-- regardless of the type of product or stage in their career.

Posted by Mona Ibrahim on Thu, 12 Dec 2013 01:23:00 EST in Serious, Social/Online
Dickwolves aside, online harassment and online bullying are legitimate issues that bear particular implications in the gaming community. Learn about the legal tools at your disposal to protect yourself or those you care about.

Posted by Mona Ibrahim on Thu, 12 Dec 2013 01:16:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Serious, Indie
Curious about the copyright implications of Let's Play and the YouTube Content ID Claim system? Read on...

Mona Ibrahim's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 02/02/2017 - 04:24]

As someone unaffected, I can ...

As someone unaffected, I can understand why you might think that. I 'm assuming you have never been detained at an airport, where you are told by CBP to waive your residential rights, told that you should, in effect, abandon your friends, family, property, home, and livelihood, which you may ...

Comment In: [Blog - 09/07/2016 - 07:25]

Thanks Brandon Coincidentally I 'll ...

Thanks Brandon Coincidentally I 'll be talking on this pub/dev deal evolution later today at SIEGE in Atlanta. Mind if I bring up this article r n r nA couple of other points I 'm seeing more frequently in my deals these days are user acquisition and live ops. Localization, ...

Comment In: [News - 09/16/2015 - 02:39]

Some additional clarification on the ...

Some additional clarification on the affirmative defense/burden of proof issue: r n r n Although fair use is a lawful use, and not merely an excuse for otherwise infringing content, it is still perceived as an affirmative defense from a procedural posture-- the simplest way to look at this is ...

Comment In: [Blog - 01/22/2014 - 03:12]

I mean... in my opinion ...

I mean... in my opinion it 's kind of harsh to persecute King for being successful with yet another skinner box game, which is what we 're really doing here. They made money, they hired lawyers to protect the aspects of their IP portfolio that require the most protection namely, ...

Comment In: [Blog - 12/12/2013 - 01:16]

Where there 's one side ...

Where there 's one side of an argument there is always another-- this is kind of the principle behind litigation, after all. There 's no bright line on this issue: r n r n Similarly, if the original expression added by the unauthorized preparer of a derivative work is clearly ...