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  • Would it be good for Indies if EA wins against Zynga?

    The big news of last week was that EA had sued Zynga for copyright infringement in The Ville, alleging it had substantially copied The Sims Social. I instinctively want EA to win. It seems likely it is a...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Copyright warnings cost the global economy $896 million a year

    That's right. According to blogger and independent developer Cliff Harris of Positech Studios, who makes a living selling games such as Gratuitous Space Battles and Gratuitous Tank Battles, that's how much the pointless, annoying unskippable copyright warnings...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • The three things I want to ensure a healthy UK games industry

    This is a lightly edited transcript of a talk I gave at the Westminster eForum on the future of games last month. Thank you and obviously well done to TIGA and UKIE for the tax breaks. I’m here...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Dear Jas 2: Respecting intellectual property

    Video games law expert Jas Purewal answers the question: How much do I have to change my game for it not to infringe another game?

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • CD Projekt and Piracy

    CD Projekt has been in the news of late over its judicious mailshotting of thousands of members of the German public with demands for settlements to the tune of €911.80 for alleged copyright infringement of The Witcher...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Demystifying copyright and games

    If you want to protect your games, you need to understand copyright law. It's that simple. The problem is that many people get pretty hot under the collar about copyright law and think it does...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Pre-order GAMESbrief Unplugged Volume 1

    In early March, I am going to publish the first volume in my GAMESbrief Unplugged series. During the past two years, I have written 200,000 words on GAMESbrief. I’ve gathered, edited and tidied up some of the...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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