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Video Games With Advanced Communications Services Must Now Be Accessible To Players With Disabilities
An important legal waiver recently expired and as a result, video game developers and publishers must now ensure that new and substantially upgraded games comply with the accessibility requirements of the 21st CVAA.
United States
11 Jan 2019
Tips On Negotiating Key Legal Agreements In Games
The following excerpt, a chapter from "Video Game Law: Everything You Need to Know about Legal and Business Issues in the Game Industry"
United States
14 Aug 2018
Atari, Nestle Settle Suit Over "Breakout" Kit Kat Commercial
On January 24, 2018, U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers dismissed Atari's copyright infringement case against Nestle following a confidential settlement between the parties.
United States
26 Feb 2018
Shields On: 9th Circuit Strengthens Legal Defense For Video Game Developers
There's good news for game developers who incorporate real-world elements in their games. On October 20, 2017, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a trial court decision...
United States
3 Nov 2017
FTC Settles First-Ever Action Against Individual "Influencers"
The FTC is making a strong push in 2017 to ensure that social media influencers comply with the Commission's Endorsement Guide (the "FTC Guides") and recently updated FTC Guides' FAQs
United States
25 Sep 2017
Class Action Lawsuits Over Alleged COPPA Violations Reinforce Importance of Compliance
Earlier this month, three class action lawsuits were filed against companies for alleged violations of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA").
United States
25 Aug 2017
How Courts View Copyright Protection For Video Games
Copyright claims based on alleged similarities between video games ("clones") are as old as the industry itself. While video games, like other creative works, may receive some level of protection...
United States
19 Jul 2017
Video Game Association Challenges Chicago's Online Streaming Services Tax
One of the nation's most prominent video game associations has decided to challenge Chicago's controversial "Cloud Tax."
United States
30 Jun 2017
When It Comes To Games, The Practical Limit To United States Copyright Protection May Only Be Skin Deep
Copyright claims based on alleged similarities between video games ("clones") are as old as the industry itself.
United States
17 May 2017
When It Comes To Games, The Practical Limit To United States Copyright Protection May Only Be Skin Deep
Sean F. Kane is co-Chair of the Interactive Entertainment Group at Frankfurt Kurnit. He has worked at the forefront of the interactive entertainment industry for the past decade and has represented clients...
United States
5 May 2017
No Harm, No Foul: Court Dismisses Biometric Data Privacy Class Action Against NBA 2K Games
Biometric data — from, e.g., retina, face and fingerprint scans — plays a big role in the current wave of new technology services. For example, biometrics provide security features...
United States
17 Feb 2017
ZeniMax v. Oculus: Lessons From A $500 Million VR Case Verdict
The Oculus Rift has been one of the most anticipated technology developments in modern video game history. Now — as a result of avoidable mistakes— it is also a teaching case for lawyers advising clients...
United States
14 Feb 2017
Are Augmented Reality Games Liable For Depictions Of Buildings, Trademarks Or Artwork?
In the few weeks since its release, Pokémon™ GO has dominated the interactive entertainment landscape.
United States
28 Jul 2016
Have An Idea For A Great Video Game? Here's How To Get Started
The Kim Kardashian: Hollywood mobile game has reportedly generated over $200 million since its release in 2014. If you think you should be the star of a celebrity-themed game or have an even better idea for a game, what do you do?
United States
6 Apr 2016
March Madness On A Different Court: Fantasy Sports And New York AG Reach Temporary Compromise
On Monday DraftKings, Inc. and FanDuel, Inc., the two largest providers of Daily Fantasy Sports in the US, announced an agreement with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in connection with the ongoing DFS litigation.
United States
31 Mar 2016
Still Paying Attention: FTC Extracts $2M Settlement From Brain Game Company
This case should be another reminder to game developers, game publishers, advertisers and agencies that video games and apps are very much on the FTC's radar.
United States
13 Jan 2016
Six Essential Steps For Data Security
Here's a holiday gift for anyone whose business depends on keeping customer or client data secure: a list of six essential steps for data security.
United States
4 Dec 2014
FTC Closes Investigation Of Verizon Router Security Citing Company’s Steps To Mitigate Consumer Harm
The FTC recently closed an investigation into whether Verizon engaged in unfair or deceptive acts or practices by failing to ensure that routers it shipped to customers, in connection with its DSL and FiOS services, had proper encryption security.
United States
20 Nov 2014
FTC Settles With Yelp And TinyCo Over Alleged COPPA Violations
Yelp and TinyCo recently agreed to settle FTC allegations that they failed to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Rule ("COPPA").
United States
25 Sep 2014
FTC Report Finds Disclosures Lacking In Many Mobile Shopping Apps
On August 1, 2014 the Federal Trade Commission issued a study on mobile shopping apps. The report, What's the Deal? An FTC Study on Mobile Shopping Apps, lauded certain mobile shopping apps for providing "beneficial services designed to enhance the consumer shopping experience."
United States
22 Aug 2014
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