'Star Wars' Card Game Sabacc Sparks Lawsuit From Lucasfilm

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The fictional game plays an important role in the franchise canon and Lucasfilm says a video game app maker is unfairly capitalizing on its fame.

Is Equity Crowdfunding a game changer?

Gordon P. Firemark

Unfortunately, this new crowdfunding mechanism isn't likely to be a real game-changer for entertainment productions with budgets over about $1 MIllion. Equity Crowdfunding isn't going to be a big game changer. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -.

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Hollywood Docket: 'Star Wars' Sabacc Game Sparks Another Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A roundup of entertainment legal news. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online

'Game of Thrones' Finale Breaks Piracy Record

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Game of Thrones THR, Esq. The HBO series clocks in a massive 170,000 simultaneous shares on BitTorrent in the hours after the HBO premiere. read more. Television Live Feed

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Video Games with Gay Content

Digital Media Law

If you’re a gay gamer (a gaymer ), you might have wished from time to time to find a game or two with some gay/lesbian content. Lucky for you, someone has prepared a list of such games. The games they don’t like, but you might, for glbt reasons, are: “Army of Two,” “Bully,” “Fable 2,” “Grand Theft Auto IV,” “Mass Effect,” “Saints Row 2,” various “Sims 2” games, and “Valkyria Chronicles.” Tags: gay video games

How to get your music into film, TV, Video Games, etc.

Gordon P. Firemark

If you’ve wondered how composers and songwriters get noticed, and have their music licensed for use in movies, on television, in video games, and other media, you’re not alone. The post How to get your music into film, TV, Video Games, etc.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Sued for Requiring Permits on Augmented Reality Games

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Candy Lab AR alleges a First Amendment violation in the way the city responded to "Pokemon Go" mania. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Television Tech Business THR Online

'Game of Thrones' Tops List of Most Pirated TV Shows

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Game of Thrones HBO How I Met Your Mother THR, Esq. The HBO hit is followed by “The Big Bang Theory” and “How I Met Your Mother” in illegal downloads this spring. read more. Television CBS Tech The Big Bang Theory Live Feed

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Green on New Frontiers for the Derivative Work Right in Video Games @j_remy_green

Media Law Prof Blog

Remy Green, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, & Jacobsen, LLP, is publishing All Your Works Are Belong to Us: New Frontiers for the Derivative Work Right in Video Games in volume 19 of the North Carolina Journal of Law and

'Hunger Games' Studio Sends Lawyer Letter to Charity Using 'Hunger Is Not a Game' Slogan

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Movies Movies Business Lionsgate Hunger GamesEriq Gardner Lionsgate cites its trademark and is demanding a stop to the way a group of socially-conscious fans of Harry Potter is promoting its food sustainability efforts. read more. THR, Esq.

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Does a 'Game of Thrones' Star's Money Dispute Point to Immigration Fraud in Hollywood?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

At a hearing last week, a judge ruled Nikolaj Coster-Waldau couldn't avoid appearing before an arbitrator in a dispute over commissions, but not before hearing about an allegedly fraudulent document submitted in a visa application. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Beyonce Settles $100M Lawsuit With Video Game Company

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Business Music Video Games THR, Esq. Gate Five alleged the singer walked away from a motion-sensing dance project. read more. Beyonce Tech Business

Judge: Beyoncé Video Game Lawsuit Can Move Forward

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Singer says she isn't to blame for pulling out of the motion-sensing dance video game, "Starpower: Beyoncé." Music Music Beyonce Video Gamesread more. THR, Esq.

Judge Won't Speed Up 'Ender's Game' Commission Dispute

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Ender''s Game Business Orson Scott Card''s ex-manager finds herself in TAA purgatory. read more. The Business Movies THR, Esq.

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Mobile Gaming and IP

Media Law Prof Blog

Mejia, Florida A&M University College of Law, has published Game On: Building an Analytic Framework for Addressing Copyright and Trademark Issues in Mobile Gaming. The mobile gaming industry is a multi-billion dollar international industry Sebastian C. Here is the abstract.

Asked and Answered: Protection for a game.

Gordon P. Firemark

Q; I’m developing a game which is an original idea and is based on a film that I did (wrote, produced, directed) and on scripts that I’m working on. What is the best way to register games ? A: “Games&# encompass a very wide variety of technologies, so it’s difficult to answer this question without knowing more. Copyright law also protects computer code, to a certain extent, so this may apply for video and computer games.

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Lionsgate Sues to Protect Cherished 'Hunger Games' Emblem

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Hunger Games BusinessAn alleged counterfeiter is selling a "Mockingjay Pin," an important symbol in the story of Katniss Everdeen, and an item so prized that an antitrust warning was sent when one retailer couldn't gain access to it. read more. Lionsgate Movies THR, Esq.

The Waiting Game

DealFatigue

I really don’t have skin in the game here. Good morning! It’s November 1st, the sun is still shining and the world is still spinning. As of this writing, hell has yet to break loose from a writers strike. As noted in earlier posts, Nikki Finke seems to have the most up to date (and inside) information on where things are going. You can also find a “pro-WGA” blog here. I’m not aware of any pro-AMPTP blogs. Please let me know if there are any.

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The Waiting Game

DealFatigue

I really don’t have skin in the game here. Good morning! It’s November 1st, the sun is still shining and the world is still spinning. As of this writing, hell has yet to break loose from a writers strike. As noted in earlier posts, Nikki Finke seems to have the most up to date (and inside) information on where things are going. You can also find a “pro- WGA ” blog here. I’m not aware of any pro-AMPTP blogs. Please let me know if there are any.

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The Waiting Game

DealFatigue

I really don’t have skin in the game here. Good morning! It’s November 1st, the sun is still shining and the world is still spinning. As of this writing, hell has yet to break loose from a writers strike. As noted in earlier posts, Nikki Finke seems to have the most up to date (and inside) information on where things are going. You can also find a “pro-WGA&# blog here. I’m not aware of any pro-AMPTP blogs. Please let me know if there are any.

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Sony defeats video game equal rights claim

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal -- unless, of course, these men are pursuing happiness inside a massively-multiplayer-online-role-playing game. Computer and video games continue to yield some interesting law. Tags: Decisions Roundup Litigation Video Games

Sony defeats video game equal rights claim

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal -- unless, of course, these men are pursuing happiness inside a massively-multiplayer-online-role-playing game. Computer and video games continue to yield some interesting law. Tags: Decisions Roundup Litigation Video Games

Tattoo Artist Sues Over Copycat in 'UFC Undisputed' Video Game

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Video Games THR, Esq. Chris Escobedo identifies the tattoo on UFC Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit as his own, and says it is protected by copyright. read more. Style Tech Business

Lucasfilm Asks Court to Strike Counterclaims in 'Star Wars' Card Game Trademark Dispute

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"Defendants apparently believe that the best defense is any offense, including a meritless one fueled by gall," argues Lucasfilm in the filing. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Lucasfilm

'Game of Thrones,' 'Breaking Bad' Top List of 2013's Most Pirated TV Shows

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Walking Dead Game of Thrones How I Met Your Mother THR Online THR, Esq. "The Walking Dead" and "The Big Bang Theory" also make TorrentFreak''s annual ranking. read more. Homeland Television Arrow Dexter Breaking Bad Tech The Big Bang Theory Suits Live Feed Vikings Piracy Business

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Game Show Network Sues After Gaming Company Cancels Acquisition

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

GSN was ready to pay up to $160 million for Bash Gaming, but at the last second, the owners made a deal with someone else. read more. THR Online THR, Esq. Television

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Pandora’s Shell Game with Royalty and Revenue

Music Technology Policy

Remember when Pandora used to complain about how royalty costs were over half their revenue? Let’s take a look at their income statement for the last 12 months (“trailing twelve months” or “ttm”) from Yahoo! Finance : “Total Revenue” of $1,100,000,000.

'Game of Thrones' Star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Sues Ex-Manager for Fraud

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The actor says he doesn't have to pay Jill Littman commissions from the HBO hit since he terminated their business relationship. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

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Updates Today from Rocket Matter: Taxes, Timers, Games and More

Media Law

The post Updates Today from Rocket Matter: Taxes, Timers, Games and More appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. A gamification feature allows users to earn coins as they learn the system. The cloud practice management platform Rocket Matter today is rolling out a series of updates designed to address requests from existing customers and to help new customers get up to speed on the system. The new features being added today are: Continue reading […].

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'Hunger Games' Studio Hit With $10 Million Lawsuit Over Nail Polish Deal (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Movies Movies Hunger GamesMatthew Belloni UPDATED: American International Industries says it has a deal to create the nail polish as part of the film's upcoming promotional campaign but that the studio has improperly terminated the contract. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

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Game developer claims Atari owes $30M on "Dungeons and Dragons"

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner The video game and online game industries continue to stratify much like Hollywood once did — some companies have become producers and some have developed into more of a publisher/distributor role. Tags: Contracts & Riders Litigation Video Games We still remember our first video.

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Lawsuit May Endanger Survival of NCAA Video Games

JetLawBlog

O’Bannon was a star basketball player for UCLA in the mid-1990s, and now he’s at the forefront of a class action antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA for its use of his likeness (and those of other athletes) in NCAA-licensed products, particularly video games.

'League of Legends' Game Publisher Targets Hackers and Cheaters in Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

To protect a competition played by 67 million people, Riot Games is asserting a copyright violation. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

The Win-Win Deal-Making Fallacy

DealFatigue

Negotiations The Culture game theory twitter win-win zero-sum game @DanWilliams @lrozen win-win should always be the goal in any negotiation, but I get nervous when one side says that. It's a zero-sum tell. — Peter Kaufman (@Dealfatigue) February 11, 2015.

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Judge Rules Cablevision Discriminated Against Game Show Network

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Altice-owned cable operator is found to have moved GSN from a basic tier to a premium sports tier based on non-affiliation. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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Video game publishers escalate fight for their rights

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The trade association for game publishers has filed a lawsuit in Illinois District Court against the Chicago Transit Authority. Tags: Advertising Free Speech Litigation Staffing Video Games By Eriq Gardner The Electronic Software Association looks to be getting a little more aggressive in sticking up for its rights.

Museum of IP: Game Genie

Pixelization

Innovative Add-on Device for Video Game Console Not Copyright Infringement Lewis Galoob Toys, Inc. Tags: Museum of Intellectual Property Video Games Copyright Nintendo of America, Inc. in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 964 F. 2d 965 (9th Cir. 1992) The Nintendo Entertainment.

Museum of IP: Game Genie

Pixelization

Innovative Add-on Device for Video Game Console Not Copyright Infringement Lewis Galoob Toys, Inc. Tags: Museum of Intellectual Property Video Games Copyright Nintendo of America, Inc. in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 964 F. 2d 965 (9th Cir. 1992) The Nintendo Entertainment.

Video game designer-turned-space traveler awarded $28 million by jury

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner Famed video game designer Richard Garriot has just taken one hell of a trip. Two years ago, the man behind blockbuster role-playing games Ultima and Tabula Rasa spent $30 million of his own money to be a. Tags: Decisions Roundup Labor Video Games

'NBA 2K' Video Game Maker Beats Lawsuit Over Biometric Face-Scanning

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge rejects gamers' privacy complaint because they haven't alleged a concrete injury. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online