News & Media
The U.S. Supreme Court overturned a Second Circuit ruling on a First Sale Doctrine case that might expand it internationally. The court ruled that the First Sale Doctrine did not apply to work legally made abroad and imported into the United States.
The founders of the VGBA discuss their upcoming Game Business & Legal Affairs conference.
The VGBA is pleased to announce its inaugural annual Game Business & Legal Affairs conference
Parents whose children were purchasing apps and in-game addons without the permission of their parents filed a class-action law suit against Apple.
AllThingsD, a news website owned by Dow Jones, is reporting that the lawsuit between EA and Zynga has been settled out of court.
Jammie Thomas-Rasset v. Capitol Records might soon be the first file-sharing case to be ruled on by the Supreme Court. After the Appeals Court ruled in favor of Capitol Records in the sum of $222,000 in damages, Thomas-Rasset filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari with the Supreme Court.
In December, Google/Motorola lost a summary judgement decision against Microsoft in regards to a patent infringement claim.
In Oracle v. UsedSoft, the European courts recently held that the doctrine of exhaustion, a doctrine which allows original copyrighted goods to be resold (such as used Video Games), holds for both digital and physical material. What does this mean for second game sales in Europe? Does this mean that we will see digital trade-ins for your used digital games? Does this change what defenses we can use for copyright infringement?
One of our members, Frederick Fierst of Fierst Kane & Bloomberg LLP, has helped setup a two-day conference in Boston at the Seaport Boston Hotel on November 5&6. The conference is entitled "The Law of Digital Games" and will cover multiple issues in gaming law including the widely used "freemium" model for games, privacy, data and consumer protection, digital distribution of games, copyright, trademark, and employment issues just to name a few.
Gregory Boyd joined Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz as a partner and chair of the firms interactive media department. He was formally with Davis & Gilbert LLP. Boyd focuses on all areas of intellectual property within interactive media.
The Video Game Bar Association, the first organization of its kind, has launched, bringing together lawyers specializing in the video game and interactive media industries.
The world's first Video Game Bar Association was formed this week, according to Reed Smith.
A number of attorneys have founded the Video Game Bar Association, which aims to serve as a networking organization for lawyers whose primary practice focuses on the video game industry.
The Video Game Bar Association has launched in Los Angeles, aiming to become a worldwide organization connecting lawyers and legal practitioners involved in the games industry.