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Google Play Now Requires Disclosure Of Loot Box Odds
Google's latest update to its Google Play policies now requires app developers to disclose the odds of receiving virtual items
United States
18 Jun 2019
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In-Game Currency Triggers State Gambling Laws, Rendering Mobile Game "Illegal Gambling"
In Kater v. Churchill Downs, the Ninth Circuit considered whether customers could attempt to recover money spent on virtual currency under Washington's Recovery of Money Lost at Gambling Act.
United States
13 Apr 2018
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Update: Mean Girls Vs. The Right Of Publicity
In 2016, the Fenwick games team detailed actress Lindsay Lohan's lawsuit against the makers of "Grand Theft Auto V" for allegedly violating her right of publicity.
United States
9 Apr 2018
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Crowdsourced Content In Video Games: How Ownership Issues Almost "Ganked" A Copyright Case
In Blizzard Entertainment v. Lilith Games (Shanghai) Company, a federal court denied a motion for partial summary judgment for alleged copyright infringement involving some of the biggest names...
United States
8 Jan 2018
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Apple Now Requires Disclosure Of Loot Box Odds
Apple's App Store rules now require app developers to disclose the odds of receiving items from in-game "loot boxes" prior to giving players a chance to purchase the boxes.
United States
28 Dec 2017
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It's Dangerous To Go Alone! Take This - Intellectual Property Tips For The Esports Industry
With the annual Game Developers Conference spectacular in our rearview mirror, and the NBA's partnership with Take-Two to launch an esports league for the NBA2K game on the horizon...
United States
28 Apr 2017
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Mean Girls v. The Right Of Publicity: Lessons Learned From The Lohan And Gravano Lawsuits
On September 1, 2016, a New York appellate court ended two closely watched right of publicity lawsuits brought by Lindsay Lohan and Karen Gravano against Take Two Interactive Software Inc....
United States
21 Nov 2016
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How Trade Dress Can Help Game Developers Level Up
As game developers continue to face both the threat of having their games cloned, it is increasingly important for developers to understand the safeguards that intellectual property law can provide.
United States
16 Aug 2016
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Copyrighting Player-Generated Content In Video Games
Last year, consumers spent more than $21 billion on the video game industry.
United States
8 Apr 2015
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What Game Developers Need To Know About Copyright Protection
Last year, consumers spent more than $21 billion on the video game industry.
United States
28 Jan 2015
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California Superior Court Finds Use Of Likeness Of Former Panamanian Dictator Manuel Noriega In Video Game Transformative
The No Doubt Court disagreed, affirming denial of Activision’s anti-SLAPP motion and allowing the lawsuit to proceed. Id. at 1044.
United States
7 Nov 2014
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Publicity Rights vs. The First Amendment
The right of publicity continues to emerge as a significant intellectual property right of which businesses must be aware—not only in the context of advertising and marketing, but in the context of a company’s product itself.
United States
20 Feb 2014
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Knockoffs, The Nemesis Of The Gaming World
On March 22, Amazon launched the Appstore, bringing video games to the fingertips of thousands of Android users who, like their iPhone and iPad-toting friends, can now purchase and play video games anywhere, anytime.
United States
26 May 2011
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