As a game developer interested in creating a game similar to "CUSTOM ROBO," you should proceed with caution. It's advisable to consult with a legal expert in IP law to ensure that your game does not infringe upon any remaining rights held by Nintendo. Even if the trademark is...View More
Participating in DraftKings, or similar online fantasy sports platforms, can raise concerns when applying for U.S. citizenship, particularly if there's ambiguity about its legality under federal law. Although fantasy sports are legal in many states, federal law can view certain types of online...View More
I am considering a few ideas and want to relate them to my dog. I have a dream of owning and running a Dog Kennel and Breed Dogs Officially and I have a Gaming Community that is looking for an Official Name. I would like to relate it with K9. I know K9 is often referring to Federal Working Dogs and... View More
In 2017 Activision didn't renew a licensing deal they had with Marvel so they had to take down all of their Marvel games they had published. So I wanted to know if it would still be illegal to download any of those games through a website even though there is no possible way to get those games... View More
Whether a company has renewed a licensing deal or not, it is still illegal to pirate a game. The expiration of a licensing deal, such as the one between Activision and Marvel, affects the company's ability to sell or distribute the game, but it does not affect the copyright status of the game....View More
The Skullgirls team has taken a digital product that many people purchased and altered it in very significant ways. They've cut out entire pages from the art book, removed and re-announced voice lines, and drawn over concept art to make it less offensive. The current Skullgirls team, while... View More
The situation you're describing with the Skullgirls digital product raises complex issues in digital content and consumer rights. In the digital realm, the rights and expectations can be significantly different from those associated with physical products. The End User License Agreement (EULA)...View More
When I bought an item (in this case, an ingame ship, in the game Star Citizen), I would claim it's mine and I own it, and decide what i want to do with it. But the company refuse. Like I don't own it, but I bought it?
To register a bond certificate from Publisher's Clearing House, you should first review the documentation that came with the bond for any specific registration instructions. If no clear instructions are provided, contact Publisher’s Clearing House directly for guidance on how to register...View More
If your friend quit a game out of frustration, threw his Rubik's cube at a wall, and left to clean, it could be considered a form of rage quitting, especially if it was driven by intense emotions. His decision to not play the game for a month afterward may also indicate that he needed a break...View More
We (a US-based entity) have an online-based game and were approached by an entity in Russia that wants to license the game from us to expand that game into their territory. Are there current sanctions that would prevent us from offering our game to people in Russia?
It is advisable to divide your question into 2 parts. The first part concerns compliance with US legislation regarding sanctions against Russian legal entities and individuals. The second part of the question is related to the retaliatory sanctions of the Russian authorities against American...View More
Specifically, if one were to create a character from mainstream media from scratch, that already exists and share it with others without receiving any form of compensation, is that illegal? One side tells me it's non-profit so it's okay. I read elsewhere that it falls under infringement.
Creating and sharing a character from mainstream media, even without compensation, can still potentially constitute copyright infringement. Copyright law grants creators exclusive rights to their work, including the right to create derivative works. While non-profit status may be a consideration,...View More
If/since you have no idea what i am doing or how all of this works, then you should consult with a lawyer to have your questions answered. if after a consult with a lawyer you decide to represent yourself, then that's fine (although I would disagree), but make sure you consult with a lawyer....View More
Can I sue the co-owner for stealing my assets and my game? The co-owner is only 16 and I'm 24 the reason I even trusted him as a co-owner is because he had modeled and coded stuff for me for about 2 years on different games and always did a great job despite his young age and always acted... View More
Under California law, you might have a case based on breach of contract, unjust enrichment, or conversion. Since the co-owner is a minor, there could be some limitations on the enforceability of any agreements you had with him. You should gather all the evidence of your agreements and the work...View More
To understand the exact scope of what is protected by U.S. Patent No. 9573046, it is necessary to review the patent's claims, which define the exact matter protected by the patent. The patent documents, including the detailed description and claims, can be accessed via the United States Patent...View More
Presume an online livestream of a digital marble race. There are no stakes for winning besides a score for the player on a small leaderboard visible on-screen at all times. Viewers may enter the race by sending a chat message during the setup for the next race. It's first-come first-serve (up... View More
I am not aware of any specific California law that directly addresses this specific scenario. However, hosting an online marble race with bidding entry and paid power-ups could potentially raise legal and regulatory issues related to gambling, contests, and online gaming. It's advisable to...View More
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