What are the most common basic legal issues facing game developers?

What are the most common basic legal issues facing game developers?

While game developers face many of the same issues that other businesses deal with, there are many specific needs that pop up in game development. Some of the most common issues deal with starting and running a business, protecting valuable intellectual property, and getting the right contracts in place with employees and business partners. Getting the right protection in these areas goes a long way toward avoiding many common pitfalls…

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What does a video game lawyer specialize in?

I like to think of video game law as being every bit of lawyering that touches on a video game throughout its lifetime, from start to finish. Video games have ideas, they have creative expression, they have sounds, music, artwork, text, and all kinds of other things going into them. There’s also the human element to games – there are contracts with employees and contractors, and deals to be made…

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What is video game law?

Video game law, like the larger category of “entertainment law” that contains it, is really a bunch of different types of law combined together. The following types of law are found under the umbrella of video game law: contract law corporations/business law trademark law patent law copyright law employment law regulatory law tax law publicity/privacy law Contrast this with something like real estate law, which basically encompasses all of real…

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