Megan

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

Chance versus skill in a giveaway

When an organization decides to offer up free goods, there should be strict identification of whether the offering will be a contest, a sweepstakes or a lottery. As we’ve stated before: a sweepstakes (also known as a giveaway) is a promotional drawing in which prizes are given away at no charge to the participants. Winners …

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What is a DMCA counter notice?

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) protects technology, devices or services that are copyrighted. The act was written to protect IP owners, content hosts and internet service providers. It also provides a safe harbor for hosts and ISPs when users commit infringement on their platforms. A DMCA counter notice is the response an organization submits …

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What is a DMCA takedown?

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) protects technology, devices and/or services that are copyrighted. The act was written to protect IP owners, content hosts and internet service providers. A DMCA takedown is specifically when content is removed from a website or a platform at the request of the owner of the copyright holder. It is, …

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Happy Holidays from Odin Law and Media

Happy Holidays from all of us at Odin Law and Media (including Darcy, the official doggo of our firm). Thank you all for a wonderful 2018 – we look forward to seeing more of you in 2019!

What is the DMCA?

The main goal of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is to protect technology, devices, and/or services that are copyrighted. It also makes it a criminal act to circumvent access to technology, devices, and/or services even if there isn’t actual infringement on copyright – aka, trying to access something online without permission. At its core, …

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