Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at whether it’s okay to infringe copyright strictly for home use.
In order to qualify for federal copyright protection, a minimum spark of creativity or originality is required. However, just meeting this standard does not always give the greatest protection under U.S. copyright law. Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck explains the concept of “thin” copyright protection.
Recent comments by the acting deputy assistant attorney general in the Justice Department’s Criminal Division make it clear that there is a push for harsher penalties for streaming copyrighted material. Whether or not Congress implements the changes, and how they do it, is another story entirely.
On Aug. 6, 2014, video-streaming website Twitch.tv announced that it would implement a new system, similar to YouTube’s ContentID, that would automatically flag and mute unlicensed audio in certain videos. Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at this new system and some of the criticisms of Twitch.
Copyright lawyer Zachary Strebeck delves into the mandatory deposit requirements under U.S. copyright law, as well as outlining the deposit material required for some common game-related copyright registrations.
California copyright lawyer Zachary Strebeck presents the first in a three-part series on registering copyrights. This part examines what can and cannot be copyrighted, and who holds the copyright on a creation.
California copyright lawyer Zachary Strebeck examines the reasons for registering a copyright and why it may be necessary if you plan to file a DMCA takedown notice.
Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at the options that an IP holder has when their content is being infringed, and provides a sample DMCA takedown letter.
What do you do if you’ve received a DMCA takedown notice, particularly when you believe that your use of the content is either not infringing, or a fair use? Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck explains the process of responding to the notice and what will happen next.