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Risky Business Just Got Riskier - DOJ Changes Stance On Internet Gambling
Earlier this week the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) made waves in the online gambling industry with an Opinion released this week interpreting the Wire Act (18 U.S.C. § 1084).
United States
24 Jan 2019
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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
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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
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BBB Releases "Sweepstakes, Lottery And Prize Scams" Study
The Better Business Bureau just released a study, "Sweepstakes, Lottery and Prize Scams." The study describes the problems these types of scams cause, the impact on the victims ...
United States
12 Jun 2018
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May/June Sports Industry News
Here's what's happening at the intersection of sports, marketing, and entertainment law as we head into Summer.
United States
12 Jun 2018
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Law School Exam: What Type Of Promotion Is This?
Any promotion involving chocolate will get my attention.
United States
22 May 2018
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Scratch Off Sweepstakes Card Triggers Class Action
Back in the 1990s, lawsuits and regulatory actions against sweepstakes operators were legion. In the wake of these actions, and in a stunning lack of prescience, yours truly predicted the death...
United States
18 May 2018
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Xbox Arbitration Provision Adequately Accepted By Click-Through
U.S. District Judge Joan Gottschall agreed with Microsoft that its arbitration provision was valid and overcame a class action bid.
United States
5 Apr 2018
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Virtual Property Casino Found To Be Gambling In Washington
For the second time in the US and the second time in Washington State, a court has found that an online game could constitute illegal gambling.
United States
5 Apr 2018
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Pokemon Go Virtual Trespassing Class Action Continues
A multi-state class action relating to Pokemon Go has survived a motion to dismiss.
United States
5 Apr 2018
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"Avatars" May Be The Basis For A Right Of Publicity Claim, But To Get To A Jury A Celebrity Has To First Show Substantial Identifiable Characteristics
In affirming the lower court's dismissal of claims by Lindsay Lohan and Karen Gravano that characters in the Grand Theft Auto video game are avatars of them, the N Y Court of Appeals...
United States
5 Apr 2018
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Game Company Introduces Parent-Kid Contracts For Playtime
Chinese game company, Tencent, has a very popular title among children - Honor of Kings. With 200 million players, the game previously restricted play time by age and was proving so popular ...
United States
14 Mar 2018
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Apple Requires Loot Box Odds Disclosure
Advertising law practitioners may want to consider what a recent change in Apple video game developer rules means for the ever-popular "loot boxes."
United States
23 Feb 2018
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Argentina Eliminates Promotion Registration Requirements
Earlier this month, Argentina dissolved the National Lottery, which had required marketers to register sweepstakes and contests that are conducted in Argentina.
United States
19 Feb 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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