You are wise to seek an attorney to review your contract. You should contact a NJ entertainment law attorney directly to explain what services you need and to find out the cost associated with those services.
You should have an attorney review your NCA for the best guidance. There may be assignment clauses and the NCA obligations may extend beyond your employment (with either company). It would be wise to engage an attorney to receive solid advice.
People pay to enter a gaming event, things often referred to as "E-Sports". These events offer cash prize pools based on percentages for placement. If children are present, and/or enter the gaming event, are there laws and restrictions the Gaming Event Organizers should be aware of to avoid legal... Read more »
You will need to make sure the structure of your game does not trigger an illegal lottery concern. Illegal lotteries consist of 3 elements: (1) provision of a prize; (2) chance; and (3) consideration (i.e., money is paid to play). Event organizers should consult experienced promotions and...Read more »
You need to retained experienced Pennsylvania counsel to assist you with this. What is this third party claiming? Do they have an attorney involved? You need experienced counsel to protect your business.
You should do this as soon as possible. You will need to start reporting sales and use tax. Depending on the type of business, you will need to register through the state or county. An experienced business law in attorney will be able to properly advise you.
A review of the company's governing documents is necessary. You should engage experienced PA counsel to review the documents, analyze the facts of the situation, and to provide further guidance, which may or may not include litigation based on the specific facts of the situation.
I retired from the navy in 2106. Signed an offer letter and non disclosure agreement with a small privately held company. Purchased a home and relocated. Three months later I found out the company was under an FTC investigation. If I would have known, I wouldn’t have joined the company. With... Read more »
It may be possible, but you need to work with an experienced PA attorney review your situation and review the documents that you signed with the company. It is difficult to give you guidance without actually consulting with you directly about your situation.
My question would be am I allowed to take my own in-game screenshots and use these images on my websites to avoid copyright infringements or violations? I have scoured the internet to find a reasonable and safe way to use images from big game titles. If this is not allowed are there any way... Read more »
You will need permission from the gaming companies to use images of their game that you are using in a promotional context. Taking screenshots from your own game and then using them for commercial purposes is not advisable.
The FTC guidelines for endorsements govern promoting products on social media. The guides are specific, but in general you need to make it clear that any “mentions” on social media are paid advertisements. There are are many ways that this can be accomplished. An attorney experienced in...Read more »
You need affirmative consent to use their images for promotional purposes. Did you hav them sign a release? Were they provided affirmative notice that their pictures were taken and may be used for promotional purposes? An experienced attorney in the promotional space can help you develop the...Read more »
Generally, an employment agreement is signed prior to the start of employment. If the employment agreement that your employer is asking you to sign after your employment has started contains restrictive covenants (e.g., non-compete and non-solicitation clauses), the employer has to offer you...Read more »
I think my manager is stealing checks that I don't know about from me. Since I don't know where they come from, I believe she is stealing them. How do I find out if I'm not getting money that's owed to me.
I host a radio show on an online radio station. I am covered under there contract to play any bands I want. I record all my shows and want to host them on a website. Do I need a separate license for this and if so do you have any recommendations?
You need to have licensing agreements in place with BMI, ASCAP, SESAC and all other music licensing entities in place to play music over the air. You will also need a separate license with SoundExchange to play music on your website.
The company just released fiscal 2017 results, and we missed most targets. I then get an email saying they are changing our bonus payment for 2017, and the company as a whole will get a flat % due to poor overall company performance. I am part of a sales division that exceeded part of the bonus... Read more »
It will probably be an issue for your company if they clearly state the bonus structure in your contract. You should review your contract carefully. If you do not have a contract, your company has the flexibility to change its bonus structure as it sees fit. However, it is a major public...Read more »
After six months trying to arrange a payment schedule as promised by client, the client requested more work prior to pay. I declined and offered a payment schedule. Point person misunderstood and responded by dissolving business relationship and demanding digital web/email account access... Read more »
Do you have a written contract with the client? If so, you should examine the terms of any default provisions. If you do not have a contract, it is a trickier situation and you probably have the right to terminate the contract without further liability to the client. However, you need to examine...Read more »
If 2 players decided to make a bet on which one of them was better in a skill based video game (online chess or League of Legends) is it considered gambling even though none of the results are controlled by luck?
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