I just wanted to put out a quick post at the end of the week to detail some of my upcoming projects. It should make a good primer for those who are new to the business and legal side of the game development industry.I’m almost finished writing my free eBook, entitled “The 5 Legal Moves Every Game Developer Should Make.” The eBook covers the five most important areas of the law that game devs should be concerned with. It gives an overview of each area and an explanation of some of the finer points of law in those areas. It should make a good primer for those who are new to the business and legal side of the game development industry.
What will the eBook contain?
The five “legal moves” that the book will cover are: Form a business entity
- Why form a business entity?
- What type of entity should I form?
- Rundown of each business entity type
Secure your ownership of game content
- Why do you need to get partner and employee agreements in writing?
- What kind of agreements do I need?
- Confidentiality agreements
- Work-for-hire agreements
- Licensing agreements
Protect your game content from infringement
- What is intellectual property, and why does it matter?
- Why should I pay to register my intellectual property?
- Trade Secret
Stay compliant with the law
- What kind of federal and state laws affect game developers?
- False advertising
- Contests and sweepstakes
- COPPA and other laws for products aimed at children
- Privacy Policies
Raise money and grow your business
- What are securities?
- What does it have to do with my business?
- Kickstarter liability
Also, I am planning to do a free webinar in June, following the release of the eBook in May.Also, I am planning to do a free webinar in June, following the release of the eBook in May. The webinar will cover some of the same material as the eBook, but I will take questions from the audience and expand on certain important topics as they come up. Basically, it’s a chance to get an hour or so with a game lawyer to throw out any issues that you may have in your game development experience. Sign up for my mailing list at the top or bottom of the page so you can stay updated when these projects are ready to go!
Speaking of questions…
This is a call for questions from the audience.This is a call for questions from the audience. If anyone out there has any topics that they are interested in about the legal side of the games business, contact me or leave a comment below. I generic cialis online will address them in future blog posts! That’s it for now. I’ll have the first of my three-part series on copyright registration next week, as well as (hopefully) a post addressing one of the lucky readers’ questions. Have a great weekend.