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Sales tax on Online Game Sales – the Supreme Court weighs in

Do you sell your board games or video games online to other states in the US? You may be on the hook for collecting and paying sales tax very soon. Jamey Stegmaier of Stonemaier Games reached out to me last week to comment on a recent Supreme Court case dealing with a South Dakota tax law. What’s the deal with South Dakota v. Wayfair? The law requires online retailers who…

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Starting a game business? Check out my guest post on Indie Megabooth!

The Indie Megabooth site is hosting my latest blog post about business basics for indie game developers. It’s the first in a planned five-part series that digs into the basic concepts behind how and why you should form a company. Check it out here. If you like it, let the folks at Indie Megabooth know how much! Hopefully we’ll see the rest of the posts in the series up over…

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A legal look at Monopoly and “The Monopolists” – a guest post by Jeremy Robins

I consulted on The Monopolists, a book by New York Times journalist Mary Pilon, a couple years ago. The book traces the legal history of the Monopoly board game throughout the last century. Recently, a colleague named Jeremy Robins approached me about the opportunity to write about his legal insights into the book’s subject. I’m excited to post his article here on the Game Lawyer Blog! Here’s Jeremy: The book chronicles the…

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