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monalaw

Member Since 22 Mar 2008
Offline Last Active Feb 24 2014 10:39 PM

Topics I've Started

IGDA Games for Health Games Jam-- Seattle (OPEN TO ALL!)

19 May 2010 - 01:07 PM

Ahoy! Seattlites!!! Come one, come all... -----Help America youth get healthy with the power of video games----- The IGDA Seattle Pro Chapter is looking for participation from our professional community for a very special event at The Art Institute of Seattle this coming weekend. The Art Institute of Seattle is hosting the IGDA Games for Health Game Jam. This is an opportunity for professionals and students to participate in a game design marathon that is co-sponsored by Michelle Obama’s Apps for Healthy Kids initiative, the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, the IGDA and the USDA. The Art Institute is the only location in Seattle holding one of these events, although other game jams will be taking place this weekend around the country. The Art Institute will also be providing food, beverages, internet access, as well as some extra work stations...basically, everything you need to Jam. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Pioneer Portfolio, The Games for Health Project (www.gamesforhealth.org) and Health Games Research ( www.healthgamesresearch.org) conference (www.gamesforhealth.org) have teamed up with the IGDA to produce this Games for Health Game Jam. This event is in support of the US Department of Agriculture's Apps for Healthy Kids contest ( http://www.appsforhealthykids.com/) which is also part of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move anti-childhood obesity campaign. The goal of this IGDA Game Jam is to generate interesting prototypes that can be entered into the game category of Apps for Healthy Kids contest. Any completed games or prototypes can be entered into the White House Apps for Healthy Kids competition. (http://www.appsforhealthykids.com/) If you or anyone you know would like to participate in all or part of the event please show up. We welcome anyone who would like to collaborate on some original game designs. WHEN: Doors open for the Seattle Game for Health Game Jam at 4pm on Friday, May 21st. The full schedule is as follows: Friday May 21 4pm-12am Saturday May 22 9am-12am Sunday May 23 9am-4pm WHERE: North Campus Art Institute of Seattle www.artinstitutes.edu 2600 Alaskan Way Seattle, WA 98121 (206) 448-0900 Map Link RSVP Interested parties including artists, programmers, designers, producers, in fact, anyone who would like to make a game should contact Rusel DeMaria - rdemaria@aii.edu.

Infinity Ward v. Activision

17 March 2010 - 08:33 AM

Did I miss this on the lounge or what? Here I am getting harassed by my peeps at gamedev.net to write about this nonsense and I don't even see a discussion up in here. So: Is Activision an evil empire or are West and Zampella trying to recover from poor decision making and a failure to cover their tracks? Discuss. A cleaner version will be on Gamasutra tomorrow.

Imua Legal Advisors

02 December 2009 - 09:02 AM

Hi Folks, Just wanted to share some information with my friends at GameDev: I was asked a few weeks ago to join Imua Legal Advisors, a firm up here in Seattle. I practice Trademark, Entertainment & Media law, and I plan on dedicating a portion of my practice to the games industry (only natural, since that's the most prominent "entertainment industry" in Seattle). The bulk of my practice revolves around IP enforcement, protection and licensing; I also handle trade secret and employment law matters. Feel free to check out the site, learn about the firm, and share with friends. :) I've also been asked by Simon Carless to be the "legal expert/blogger" over at Gamasutra. So if you have practical issues or questions you'd like to see the answers to over there feel free to shoot me an e-mail. Best,

ACTA treaty

11 November 2009 - 01:24 PM

I just posted a brief update regarding this on the blog, but it should be a fun topic. "Short version: we're in the 6th round of negotiations for ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement), a multilateral trade agreement intended to combat copyright and trademark infringement. A few hot buttons raised by this trade agreement concern a lack of transparency in the negotiations and what amounts to the U.S. trying to shoehorn its IP policy into the global market. The truly interesting (and topically relevant) aspect of the current round of negotiations is what came out in the most recent leaks; namely the "three-strikes" policy that requires ISPs and SPs under the DMCA safe harbors to shut down user accounts after receiving three copyright infringement notifications in connection with a particular user." discuss. [Edited by - madelelaw on November 11, 2009 10:38:33 PM]

IP forum?

07 June 2008 - 09:35 AM

I usually stick to the business forum, but I've noticed that a lot of IP issues (trademark, copyright, licensing, open source, patentable systems) come up in several of the forum topics. This may have been proposed before, but if not it may be helpful to have a forum exclusively for IP and licensing.

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