Megan

Megan is a video game industry veteran and guest blogs at Odinlaw.com

Are giveaways on Twitch legal?

Giveaways that are run on Twitch are subject to the same laws as giveaways (which vary from state to state in the United States). We’ve talked about the differences between giveaways (aka sweepstakes) and contests before and what can define a giveaway. So, are giveaways on Twitch legal? It depends If all of the normal …

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What is a DBA (Doing Business As)?

A DBA (Doing Business As) is a registration for a company conducting business under a different name than the name under which it was formed. DBAs are also sometimes referred to as an “assumed name,” a “fictitious business name,” or a “trade name.”  A majority of states in the US require corporations and LLCs to …

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Are non-compete agreements enforceable in the video game industry?

Non-compete agreements restrict employees from being able to go to work for competitors after leaving an employer, willingly or unwillingly. They are a standard practice across the board in the video game industry and are intended to offer protection for game developers, but are they enforceable?  The short answer? Yes, for the most part. But, …

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Brandon J. Huffman Quoted on Rick Fox Lawsuit

GameDaily.biz recently covered a lawsuit by Rick Fox, the founder of the esports organization Echo Fox, as he is suing his business partners over alleged fraud and misappropriation of funds. Here is an excerpt: Basically, the plaintiff will pay an expert to look through the records and identify potentially problematic transactions–things like withdrawals of cash, …

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What is DMCA anti-circumvention?

The primary goal of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is to protect technology, devices, and/or services that are copyrighted. Anti-circumvention refers to laws that prohibit the circumvention of technological barriers for using a digital good and/or service in a way that the rights-holder doesn’t allow. The requirement for anti-circumvention laws came about with the …

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