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What Happens When You Don’t Have a Written Agreement: [Part 2, Real Life Application]

Posted by monalaw, 24 January 2012 - * * * * * · 2,538 views
contracts, intellectual property and 1 more...

This article is the second part of a two part series. Please refer to Part 1, Contract Basics, if some terms or examples seem unclear.


Defender’s Quest Released!

  Posted by monalaw, 24 January 2012 - - - - - - · 1,272 views

Game Developer and Under Development Law client Level Up Labs recently launched their latest title Defender’s Quest for PC and digital distribution. If you’re a fan of tower defense and RPGs (two of my favorite genres) you should enjoy this title. Check...

The Internet Blacklist Bill FAQ

  Posted by monalaw, 20 January 2012 - - - - - - · 819 views

A lot of congress’ time lately has gone to drafting, revising, and negotiating legislation that in some way shape or form controls America’s ability to access content on the Internet. You have likely heard about SOPA, PIPA, and maybe even OPEN—but how does this legislation apply to game developers, and why have these pieces of legislation created such...

Rolling blackouts

  Posted by monalaw, 18 January 2012 - - - - - - · 805 views

As you probably know, many sites will black out tomorrow in protest of Senate Bill 968, or PIPA (Protect IP Act). Since this site is supported by WordPress (one of the companies protesting PIPA/SOPA), we may be down too. Being against SOPA/PIPA, I’m okay with that. Being trapped in a snow storm while all this is happening… Well, I’ll find...

What Happens When You Don’t Have a Written Agreement: [Part 1, Contract Basics]

Posted by monalaw, 12 January 2012 - * * * * * · 1,927 views
contracts, negotiation and 2 more...
It’s a common event—people decide to collaborate on a project without putting anything in writing. Ideally, the fact that there’s no written agreement won’t cause a problem; after all, you’ve decided to work together and hopefully the hiccups you come across won’t be...

UPDATE: SOPA’s Manager’s Amendment and Digital Distribution

  Posted by monalaw, 11 January 2012 - - - - - - · 475 views
In my previous article on Section 103 of SOPA, I discussed concerns relating to the Act as it was first presented to the House. The Act, however, has undergone a...