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Brandon J. Huffman Featured on FTW with Imad Khan Discussing Fair Use

FTW with Imad Khan, a podcast featuring journalist Imad Khad with in-depth weekly discussions on the esports industry, recently featured Brandon J. Huffman. The podcast episode highlights Brandon J. Huffman and Imad Khan conversing about Twitch streamer Félix “xQc” Lengyel’s week suspension from Twitch following his broadcast of Olympic events. Lengyel filed a counter-claim, which, …

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Brandon J. Huffman Quoted on Twitch Streamer Taking on Olympics

The Washington Post recently covered Félix “xQc” Lengyel push against the Olympics and Twitch disabling their account over broadcasting rights. Here is an excerpt: Brandon Huffman, a founding attorney at video game- and entertainment-focused firm Odin Law and Media, fair use is profoundly misunderstood. What people often misunderstand is that fair use is going to …

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Brandon J. Huffman Quoted on Mario Creations in Dreams

GameDaily.biz recently covered Nintendo issuing complaints against Mario creations within Sony’s Dreams game. Here is an excerpt: The short version is that Dreams is a platform,” Odin Law attorney Brandon Huffman told GameDaily. “Like YouTube or Facebook, it exists behind the legal safe harbor created by Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Without that …

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Brandon J. Huffman quoted on copyrighted source code lawsuit

The article from GameDaily.biz details Bethesda’s accusations over Warner Bros. and developer Behaviour Interactive’s “rip-off” of Fallout Shelter with their latest game for Westworld. Here is an excerpt: It’s somewhat curious that Bethesda did not attach the development agreement to the complaint,” Huffman said in an email to GameDaily. “In some agreements, there is a differentiation between game …

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Brandon J. Huffman at Casual Connect on the Legal Support Game Companies Need

In a presentation at Casual Connect USA in January, Brandon J. Huffman described the journey video games have taken through expression, legally protected speech and where video games are headed. Check out the full video for the presentation here. Here’s an excerpt from the write-up: Brandon has two pieces of advice to offer game companies, …

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Brandon J. Huffman quoted on counterfeit collectables

The article from Syfy.com details the vast market of counterfeit “geek” goods and the legal and ethical issues they present. Here is an excerpt: “True counterfeit merchandise is almost certainly actionable. That said, with a company the size of Disney, with properties as numerous and popular as Disney’s, it’s probably impractical to police literally every …

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Brandon J. Huffman quoted on law firms exchanging reviews online

The article from Search Engine Land focuses on the practice of exchanging positive reviews. These reviews, it should be noted, are fake and should not be trusted. I’ve seen this scenario myself: a lawyer posts on some legal community forum that they would like additional reviews for their services on Google, Yelp, Facebook, etc. Another …

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Brandon J. Huffman quoted on loot boxes and gambling in Mashable

The article gives a great overview of the recent “do loot boxes = gambling?” debate. The debate was largely brought into the mainstream by Hawaii state representative Chris Lee, who posted a video on YouTube calling for regulation of the industry and lootboxes specifically. Here is an excerpt on my views: Ultimately, Huffman urged caution. “We need to be careful …

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Brandon J. Huffman quoted on risks for online businesses buying reviews in Search Engine Land

Buying reviews is a bad idea, generally speaking. Search Engine Land recently did a piece on the potential drawbacks and risks for businesses that decide to do it anyway. Here is an excerpt: Brandon J. Huffman, attorney at Odin Law, also points out that businesses doing this are at risk for FTC enforcement: “The FTC …

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