Category Archives: Copyright Law

New Law Review Article

I just had a new article published in Cybaris, the Intellectual Property Law Review at the William Mitchell College of Law.  The piece is titled “Intellectual Property 2.0: Revisiting the Copyright and Trademark System for a Digital Reality.”It’s available for … Continue reading

Your Nostalgia, While Charming, Is Illegal: the Problem with Fan Remakes

Some experiences are hard to reproduce. Things come along at a unique moment in your life and make an indelible mark on your brain. They become a standard by which you measure every other piece of art in that genre. … Continue reading

Zynga vs Everybody: The Battle Over Online Game Intellectual Property

As we have pointed out before, it is always useful to examine any game industry lawsuits by considering what they say about the business of buying and selling games. The longer you have been playing, the more you know how … Continue reading

More on Kim Dotcom and the Fight Over Cyberlockers

In late January, Law of the Game took a look at Kim Dotcom and Megaupload. Bloomberg Businessweek released a superb profile of the file-sharing baron. It is worth checking out. The authors fill in Dotcom’s back story, and what a … Continue reading

More on Social Game Cloning

I was interviewed for a piece on Ars Technica, which went up this afternoon.  It’s another good read. Check it out! Disclaimer The content of this blog is not legal advice. It only constitutes commentary on legal issues, and is … Continue reading

Piece on IndustryGamers

I was recently featured in an interview on IndustryGamers regarding the recent social games “infringement” issues (Zynga/Nimblebit, SpryFox/LOLApps, etc.). Check it out! Disclaimer The content of this blog is not legal advice. It only constitutes commentary on legal issues, and … Continue reading

Megaupload Shut Down, Provides Basic Lessons on Bad Business

It’s been a crazy week with many crazy stories. Fears about the Stop Online Privacy Act created a massive online response, thrusting copyright reform into the national conversation. But while people were speculating on the future of intellectual property, the … Continue reading

The Ongoing Legal Battle Over Bit Torrent Gets More Interesting

Since the beginning of its existence, BitTorrent has been a lightning rod for controversy. Comcast choosing to slow down or “throttle” the service’s traffic was one of the first shots fired in the ongoing battle over Net Neutrality. This is … Continue reading

LGJ: Blizzard, Cheating, and Copyright Infringement

This LGJ looks at Blizzard’s latest use of copyright infringement to thwart cheaters. I did want to note, after a few comments about this, that I unfortunately haven’t had a chance to play StarCraft II (other than the beta), so … Continue reading