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Pete Lewin's Blog


Digital entertainment (video games, digital broadcast and eSports) and technology lawyer. Loves League and writes regularly at



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Posted by Pete Lewin on Tue, 20 Nov 2018 11:58:00 EST in Business/Marketing
Epic Games faces potential lawsuit over 'stealing' popular dance moves. But is there any legal merit here? Are dance moves actually protected by copyright?

Posted by Pete Lewin on Wed, 02 May 2018 05:53:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Serious, Indie
​A quick post about 10 tips that can lead to stronger preparation, smoother negotiations and better deals.

Posted by Pete Lewin on Thu, 12 Apr 2018 09:34:00 EDT in Business/Marketing
A brief discussion of the legal aspects of the recent lawsuit filed by PUBG's creator vs NetEase, one of China's largest largest internet technology companies.

Posted by Pete Lewin on Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:21:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Serious, Indie
A practical guide for indie devs on evaluating and negotiating a publishing deal.

Posted by Pete Lewin on Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:58:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Serious
A short piece on why player agreements are important in esports and some tips for when it comes to negotiation. Originally prepared with esports in mind, but many of these principles hold true whether you're a game dev or content creator.

Posted by Pete Lewin on Thu, 18 Aug 2016 04:36:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Serious
eSports lawyers Isabel Davies, Pete Lewin and Jas Purewal from Purewal & Partners break down the UK Gambling Commission’s recent discussion paper on eSports gambling and give their first impressions on what this could mean for the eSports industry.

Pete Lewin's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 09/12/2016 - 10:11]

Hi Laura, r n r ...

Hi Laura, r n r nReally informative and enjoyable article - thank you for putting this together r n r nI gave a talk at Rezzed this year all about publishing agreements 'How to get it right and not get screwed ' and afterwards compiled some more detailed slides I ...

Comment In: [Blog - 01/19/2016 - 12:47]

Hi Alan, r n r ...

Hi Alan, r n r nThanks for reading and commenting. And yes, you 're right - when a company wants to protect a bunch of different goods which fall in a variety of different classes e.g. books are class 16, clothing is 25, software is 9 then you simply include ...