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LAN Party Lawyers: Live from Guardian Con 2019 (Part 1)

LAN Party Lawyers: Live from Guardian Con 2019 (Part 1)

July 19, 2019

In this special episode recorded live on the floor of Guardian Con 2019 in Orlando, Steve and Nick interview Slate Schwertner of 505 Games and Vida Starčević of Remedy Games.

What to Do If the SEC Comes Knocking on Your Door

What to Do If the SEC Comes Knocking on Your Door

July 3, 2019

Justin and Michael discuss what may happen when you are served with a subpoena from the SEC, or get approached by the Department of Justice, and what steps you should take in response. In the second half of the discussion, Justin and Michael focus on some issues in the crypto space.

S1:E11 - Not All Fun and Games: Employment Issues in the Esports and Gaming Industry

S1:E11 - Not All Fun and Games: Employment Issues in the Esports and Gaming Industry

July 1, 2019

Employment-related issues abound in esports and the video game industry. Join Steve and Nick in the last episode of Season One of the LAN Party Lawyers podcast as they discuss some of the most pressing issues facing the industry - from the problem of "crunch," to esport player contracts. They are joined by entertainment lawyer Steve Sidman, who offers valuable insights based on more than two decades of experience representing creative talent and industry players.

Preserving the Record: Summary Judgments and Judicial Notice

Preserving the Record: Summary Judgments and Judicial Notice

June 20, 2019

In this presentation excerpt, Appellate Shareholder Dean Morande shares some quick tips on summary judgments and judicial notice, including what standards need to be met, what needs to be on the record in order to win summary judgment and ensure it is upheld on appeal, and how to get the evidence into the record.

S1:E10 - Covering Your Digital Assets: Intellectual Property Rights and Gaming

S1:E10 - Covering Your Digital Assets: Intellectual Property Rights and Gaming

June 19, 2019

Steve and Nick explore intellectual property rights issues in gaming, and discuss recent cases involving alleged copyright and trademark infringement with intellectual property lawyer Gail Podolsky.

S1:E9 - Investing in Esports: Putting Your Money Where Your Mouse Is

S1:E9 - Investing in Esports: Putting Your Money Where Your Mouse Is

June 5, 2019

Join Steve and Nick as they discuss the spectacular rise of esports, as well as various ways companies are investing in esports. They are joined by startup and venture capital attorney Adam Smith, who highlights some of the concerns unique to investing in esports and businesses in this space.

S1:E8 - Censoring Online Influencers: FTC Endorsement Guidelines and the First Amendment

S1:E8 - Censoring Online Influencers: FTC Endorsement Guidelines and the First Amendment

May 22, 2019

The FTC regulates endorsements and promotions by online influencers, including those in the gaming space. Join Steve and Nick as they discuss these guidelines as well as best practices for both influencers and companies behind the campaigns. They also interview First Amendment lawyer Justin Wales and discuss the guidelines’ impact on online speech.

S1:E7 - Unfinished Business: Legal and Practical Issues with Early Access Games

S1:E7 - Unfinished Business: Legal and Practical Issues with Early Access Games

May 8, 2019

Steve and Nick explain the Early Access model for releasing games, explore the legal and practical considerations that come with it, and debate its impact on the gaming industry.

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