Entertainment

What is one thing that most (if not all) digital creators need?

Here’s a hint – not having these is one of the biggest mistakes digital creators can make. We’re not talking about tons of followers or amazing brand deals or even the best equipment. While those things are certainly nice, if a creator doesn’t have the right agreements in place for their team (and by team, …

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When does my game fall within the scope of COPPA?

United States federal privacy regulations are different for kids under 13 and compliance is really tough. Provided the game is not primarily targeted or advertised at kids, and a game studio has no knowledge of kids using it, it’s usually a simpler plan to just exclude them where monetizing through ads or otherwise collecting personally …

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2020: The Year of the CCPA

As 2019 is coming to a close, businesses are bracing themselves for California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which will take effect at the start of the new year.  The act’s passage in 2018, coupled with Europe’s GDPR, teed up a slew of legislation in state general assemblies aimed at protecting residents’ personal information.  As businesses …

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New updates with FTC disclosures

The FTC recently came out with a new guidance piece directed specifically at social media influencers. The brochure, “Disclosures 101 for Social Media Influencers,” is housed on a new “influencers” page on the FTC site that also features three videos highlighting information from the brochure.   Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act prohibits, among …

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How do I keep my influencer (and my company) out of trouble with the FTC?

With the rise of streamers on Twitch and mega celebrities endorsing games, many video game companies are considering hiring influencers. An influencer, defined as a person who has a significant following related to a certain topic, can be a great source of publicity and exposure for a video game. For example, Apex Legends received a …

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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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