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Legal Challenges in the Games Industry in 2023

It’s a new year! And wow, the landscape is a lot different as we collectively went from a global pandemic to a global recession. Here are our thoughts and predictions on 2023 as the world continues to be a relatively unpredictable place. Artificial intelligence Artificial intelligence (AI) is going to...

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Brandon J. Huffman Quoted on California Pay Transparency Law

The Washington Post recently wrote about California’s enforcement of a pay transparency law that is now requiring many video game companies in the state to share salary information within job postings. Here is an excerpt: For job searchers, broad and vague pay information may obscure how much money they should...

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A Primer On Public Domain Music

When people refer to music that has entered the public domain, they are usually referring to music where the copyright protection has expired. Due to differences in the laws regarding duration of copyright protection, when a piece of music enters the public domain may differ from country to country. At...

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New Pay Transparency Requirements in California

On or before the second Wednesday in March 2023 (and each second Wednesday in March thereafter), employers with more than one hundred employees in California must submit a report to the Civil Rights Department within the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency. Why? California has released new pay transparency requirements....

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What’s Odin Law & Media Playing? (Fall 2022)

As a law firm that primarily works with video game companies, everyone on staff is a gamer in their own right. Here’s what we’ve been playing this fall of 2022: Aperture Desk Job by Valve (Steam Deck) I got a Steam Deck so I started playing Aperture Desk Job –...

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Moonlighting: who owns what?

Moonlighting and side hustles – whatever you want to call them – come up frequently in the games space. However, it is important to keep in mind some potential issues that can arise – both from an employer’s perspective and from an employee’s perspective. An employer will generally want (and...

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