Startup and video game law, from a Canadian and U.S. perspective


You Need a Streaming License

Streamers are increasingly important to the success of indie video games and our clients often encourage streaming as a way to increase exposure without substantial expense.  However, recent streamer controversies illustrate the need for developers to include an explicit streaming license and code of conduct within the game’s End User License Agreement (EULA) with broad grounds for...

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Game or App Ripped Off? Here’s what to do:

Whenever a developer discovers a copied version of their app/game, their immediate concern is how to remove it.  This post aims to outline the process for removing content that infringes your copyright from major app/game stores. All major stores operated by U.S. companies (and often foreign companies) comply with the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”).  Simply...

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Lessons in Employee Social Media Accounts

Twitter, Facebook and other social media accounts are an important part of the online identity of a business.  As disputes over ownership of social media accounts rise, businesses need to understand the implications of employees using personal social media accounts for the benefit of the business. In the U.S., a number of recent court cases...

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