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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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Court rules in favor of cloned tabletop game – No protection under US copyright law

A final decision has been handed down in the 2-year copyright infringement case involving the card game Bang! and its clone, Legends of the Three Kingdoms. The backstory Back in 2014, the creators of the card game Bang! filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Chinese company Yoka Games and their US distributor, ZiKo Games, LLC. At issue was Yoka’s game Legends of the Three Kingdoms, which Bang! publisher DaVinci Editrice…

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