Does Unlocking On-Disc DLC Violate the Anti-Circumvention Provision of the DMCA?

Posted by: Kyle Sol Johnson April 20, 2015 Increasingly videogames are released alongside downloadable content (DLC) the adds some aspect or function to the underlying game. These may be packs of maps, new zones, new weapons and armors, or even entirely new missions. Often it is a combination of the above. Traditionally, DLC is offered […]

Twitch and Copyright Liability

Posted by Cyberbear on April 29, 2015 in Copyright Law, DMCA, Internet, Video Games |

Posted by: Bryan Zhao April 19, 2015 Twitch.tv is a website that provides video gamers with a centralized location to share and stream their video game experiences with others. Another blog post about Twitch is available on this site here. In August of 2014, Twitch was purchased by Amazon for roughly $970 million in cash. […]

Online Video Games – Imperializing the world via TOS Agreements?

Posted by Cyberbear on April 27, 2015 in Intellectual Property, Internet, Video Games |

Posted by: David Medina April 10, 2015 Introduction Since the development of the micro computer, video games have become an international obsession. Although people who played video games were initially viewed in the same light as those who played Dungeons and Dragons, after just a few short years, video games became an integral part of […]

A Blizzard of Licenses: All the Games you Played without Buying.

Posted by Cyberbear on December 4, 2013 in Computer Software, Copyright Law, Intellectual Property, Internet, Video Games |

Posted By:  John-Philip J. Schroeder   It is no surprise that Blizzard Entertainment wants you to play World of Warcraft (Wow).  What may be surprising is that the company does not want you to buy it.  No, this does not mean Blizzard wants you to play their game for free.  Rather, Blizzard wants you to […]

Video Game Emulators and Roms: How the Law Could Have Worked, and Should Today, to Protect Video Game Companies

Posted by Cyberbear on December 3, 2013 in Computer Software, Intellectual Property, Video Games |

Posted By: Paul Isso   Super Mario Brothers 3.  Sonic the Hedgehog.  Zelda.  Space Harrier.  Double Dragon. The list can go on forever… Those are just some of the nostalgic game titles that come to mind when reflecting on past Nintendo and Sega games that became international successes in the 80’s and 90’s – with gamers still playing […]

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