The Game Lawyer Blog

Gen Con 2019 – Tabletop Legal Q&A Session!

Hey all! If you’re headed to Gen Con 2019 in Indianapolis this year and are interested in getting your game law questions answered, I’ve got good news. I’m going to be doing a Tabletop Game Legal Q&A on Friday at noon, in room ICC 232. I’ve invited a guest, former lawyer and current owner of Restoration Games, Justin Jacobson, to attend as well. So with two brilliant legal minds in…

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Don’t get screwed by a publishing agreement – my post on GI.biz

Indie devs – are you wary of entering into a deal with a big publisher? Good. You should be. There are a number of ways that you can be screwed over in a publishing deal if you just sign the contract they send you. Those contracts are generally pretty one-sided, or leave out crucial details whose absence can make your game dev life very, very difficult. Lucky for you, I’ve…

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Indie dev publishing agreements – what to watch out for

Are you an indie dev who is thinking about signing an agreement with a publisher? I teamed up with Black Shell Media’s Raghav Mathur recently to discuss some important things to watch out for in these publishing agreements. There are a lot of big pitfalls that could seriously impact your ability to make money from the deal or your control over the IP. The five issues we discuss are: Unreasonable…

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