Legal Moves 01 – Raising money on Kickstarter with Jamey Stegmaier and Andrew Federspiel

Guests

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Jamey Stegmaier
Stonemaier Games
Kickstarter Lessons

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Andrew Federspiel
Knapsack Games
Apotheca Kickstarter page

Show Links

Shenmue 3 Kickstarter debuted at Sony E3 press conference:

Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ysnet/shenmue-3

Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ysnet/shenmue-3/posts/1273833

IGN: https://www.ign.com/articles/2015/06/17/e3-2015-shenmue-3-smashes-guinness-world-record-for-fastest-video-game-crowdfunding

Apple News app contract snafu:

BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33151325

My site: https://zstrebeck60.wpengine.com/apple-attempts-to-rewrite-clickwrap-contract-rules-anger-ensues

The FTC settles with the Kickstarter creator who failed to deliver on The Doom That Came to Atlantic City:

Ars Technica: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/06/feds-take-first-action-against-a-failed-kickstarter-with-112k-judgment/

My site: https://zstrebeck60.wpengine.com/ftc-settles-with-failed-kickstarter-creator/

Listener Q&A

  1. From Peter Elsenheimer on BGG – What is the process a designer should go through to make sure that a game design’s name, mechanisms, text, and art does not infringe on any already established copyright or trademark, nationwide or worldwide? Also, when in the design process should this inquiry be made?
  2. From Brian Lelas on BGG – I just recently asked on the Secret Cabal forum what the basics of print-and-play and licensing were. They mentioned a game called Dune: The Dice Game getting around the license by being a free / non-commercial game and I was wondering if that’s true.

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