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Description - Video Game Law by S. Gregory Boyd

Video Game Law is aimed at game developers and industry professionals who want to better understand the industry or are in need of expert legal guidance. Given the rise in international competition, the increasing complexity of video game features, and the explosive growth of the industry in general, game developers can quickly find themselves in serious trouble, becoming vulnerable to copyright infringement claims, piracy, and even security breaches. Not every video game company has the financial resources to retain in-house counsel-which Video Game Law seeks to address by discussing many of the common pitfalls, legal questions, and scenarios facing the industry. S. Gregory Boyd, Brian Pyne, and Sean F. Kane, the most prominent, sought after, and respected video game attorneys in the country, break down the laws and legal concepts that every game developer and industry professional needs to know in order to better protect their game and grow their company.

* Provides a solid understanding of intellectual property (IP) concepts and laws, including
copyright, trademark, trade secret, and other protections that apply to video games and
how each can be employed to protect a company's unique and valuable IP
* Explores cutting edge legal issues that affect the gaming industry, including gambling,
virtual currency, privacy laws, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, tax incentives, and
relevant piracy laws
* Provides an overview of legal and privacy vocabulary and concepts needed to navigate
and succeed in an industry that is constantly growing and evolving
* Provides illustrative examples and legal concepts from the video game industry in every

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781138058491
ISBN-10: 1138058491
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 178mm x mm)
Pages: 254
Imprint: CRC Press
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - S. Gregory Boyd

S. Gregory Boyd is one of the most prominent video game law attorneys in the United States. He is a founding member of the Video Game Bar Association and formerly served on its Board of Directors. He co-Chairs the Interactive Entertainment group at Frankfurt Kurnit and has been featured in a variety of publications, including Fortune, Forbes, Mashable, and Gamasutra, Brian Pyne is the Director of Legal Affairs and Enforcement for the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) and legal counsel to the International Age Rating Coalition (IARC). Prior to joining the ESRB, Brian was Associate Counsel at Take-Two Interactive Software, the parent company of Rockstar Games and 2K. Brian has also taught a course on intellectual property law and the video game industry and spoken on those topics at a variety of events. Sean F. Kane has been practicing video game law for 15 years and Variety magazine named him to their 2017 Dealmakers Elite New York list and 2016 Legal Impact Report. He co-Chairs the Interactive Entertainment Group at Frankfurt Kurnit, where he represents many of the most well-known names in the video game industry. Sean is also on the Board of the Video Game Bar Association and is a sought after author, speaker and industry commentator.

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