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Posted by Zac Rich on Wed, 13 Mar 2019 11:07:00 EDT in Audio, Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Art
On Monday, March 4 2019, the United States Supreme Court resolved a long-standing circuit split regarding when a party can sue for copyright infringement.

Posted by Zac Rich on Wed, 16 Jan 2019 09:06:00 EST in
Is a single dance move copyrightable? Do the creators generating a new wave of copyright litigation have any rights to sue Epic Games for recreating their dance move in Fortnite? Lets review the current state of Copyright Law and find out!

Posted by Zac Rich on Tue, 10 Jul 2018 11:22:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Social/Online
what happens when a brand owner and a famous ESports team collide in court over the use of the brand owner’s trademark, and what type of damages the brand owner can seek from the ESports team if infringement is found.

Posted by Zac Rich on Wed, 27 Jun 2018 10:11:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Serious, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet
I am going to discuss a recent lawsuit filed by Bethesda Softworks versus Behaviour Interactive regarding the new Westworld mobile game and Bethesda popular Fallout Shelter title & we are going to take a look at Work-for-hire agreements.

Posted by Zac Rich on Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:51:00 EDT in Programming, Production, Art, Console/PC, Serious, Indie
What is Fair Use, and how are you not protected when using copyrighted assets without permission.

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Comment In: [Blog - 06/27/2018 - 10:11]

I am sorry Tim, but ...

I am sorry Tim, but this is incorrect. A design patent protects the way an invention looks. 35 U.S.C. 171 A design patent does not protect concepts or ideas, especially a video game 's concept. If this was true, then gaming industry wouldn 't exist. What I mean by this ...

Comment In: [Blog - 06/19/2018 - 09:51]

Tristan, r n r nThis ...

Tristan, r n r nThis is a fantastic response r n r nSo yes character design does play a role, however even with the suggestions you made Sega still has the argument a very strong one at that that you placed a hedgehog in a game and made him the ...