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2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Gaming and Intellectual Property for Illinois on
Q: If I want to resell a video game streamers highlights, do I need to obtain licensing from the video game publisher?

If its a case by case basis, what companies require a licensing agreement?

Omar Darwich
Omar Darwich answered on Jul 1, 2021

So you're talking about potential infringement and there are some specific details that need to be discussed.

Your best course of action is to consult with an attorney before making any decisions.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gaming for California on
Q: I am an advocate for a man who does not hear and is not able to speak. He works in strawberries and has raised a family.

He bought a lottery ticket and was paid $1,000. The rest was later collected by another person. The prize was $1,000,000.00. The lottery says that they have a time limit. How do we go after the person who collected on the ticket?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 3, 2021

more info needed.

why would someone who won $1M wait a long time to collect? does he have a good reason?

you need to find him, make a demand, have proof, and then sue.

however, many lawyers would not take the case on a contingency if they don't feel there is a...
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2 Answers | Asked in Trademark and Gaming for Texas on
Q: I have a username that is called AnoyingOrang, and I want to know if I’m able to trademark that username, if so, how?

I want to be able to keep this username for a very long time and don’t want any problems with other company’s or the YouTube Annoying Orange. Need help in understanding trademarking. I have a gaming account with the username AnoyingOrang and would like to move further with that account name.... Read more »

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on May 23, 2021

You need to consult with an attorney, so she can do a search and an analysis of the strenght of the mark.

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2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Entertainment / Sports and Gaming for Minnesota on
Q: if copyrighted music is in a game, and you upload a video of the game with the music, is there copyright infringement

i had uploaded a video on youtube of beatsaber, in it there was copyrighted music, i got a claim from the music owners, i took the video down and deleted it, what can i do in the future to avoid copyright claims if there is copyrighted music in the game

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on May 12, 2021

Check with the music owner and see if they have distribution agreements.

You may be able to get some simple licensing to allow to do what you want.

Consult with an attorney for a better analysis.

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1 Answer | Asked in Native American Law, Personal Injury and Gaming for California on
Q: Chemical burns at Indian casino..how should I proceed?

I was recently can really meet at a California Indian casino when I suffered chemical burns on the back of my legs due to sitting down on a chair that had been treated with the chemicals that they spray to disinfect against Covid. This caused me severe pain and swelling and caused me to go into... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Mar 28, 2021

more info needed.

you may have a case but the complicating factor is you need not only a PI lawyer but one with experience suing Indian tribes

google for local PI lawyers to see if they have this kind of experience.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Gaming for Texas on
Q: Candy crush

I was playing words with Friends and an ad popped up for Candy crush and it was constant screaming! I am deaf in one ear and when I hear loud sharp noises it makes my ears ring and hurts really bad. I couldn't mute it or x out of it it gave me severe anxiety at 6:00 in the morning, I filed a... Read more »

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Mar 23, 2021

My best suggestions would be: 1) Stop playing apps that have annoying adds, or 2) pay for the app so you don't have to see the ad.

1 Answer | Asked in Gaming and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: Hello there I’m looking for a lawyer that can represent me against the ilani casino I was assaulted by the bartender

On 3/4/2021 at 1:30am

Thomas Robes
Thomas Robes answered on Apr 7, 2021

Hello there, very sorry to hear about this incident. We recommend searching the Florida Bar Directory for a specialized attorney that suits your needs, you can find this resource at lrs.floridabar.org or call them at 800-342-8011.

1 Answer | Asked in Gaming for California on
Q: I am playing a game in mobile and spent about almost 60K and being treated unfairly.

I know it’s unconventional but I am paying real big money to a mobile game that is ignoring mine and other players complaints and almost only updating their spending events instead of fixing game issues. I would like to know if there’s a case for me to file against them since I paid a lot of... Read more »

Robert Philip Cogan
Robert Philip Cogan answered on Mar 10, 2021

It is impossible to know if there is a case without the facts. Was there any paperwork? When and where did all this happen? If you paid $60,000 it might be penny wise and pound foolish to avoid contacting a lawyer. Many lawyers give an initial, no-obligation consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Gaming, Internet Law and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: If alot of people got scammed from a website out of alot of money for example I invested 1500 was supposed to be a 10%

It was supposed to be a 10% return and u could take ur money out anytime for a fee now no one can take there money out now. The site was a scam and a lot of people got scammed can I sue ?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 9, 2021

Yes. You can. You’ll need to find out the princi ppu als behind it and sue them too.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Gaming and Trademark on
Q: Is selling score sheets for let's say "Yahtzee" or "scrabble" can cause me any trademark problems?

I'm a print-on-demand seller on KDP Amazon, and I want to sell score sheets for some games such as Yahtzee, scrabble knowing that these terms are owned by Hasbro, am I facing a problem if started selling these using: Yahtzee score sheets for example.

Drew Chalfant
Drew Chalfant answered on Feb 26, 2021

You may receive a nasty letter from them if you directly copy their existing score sheets and attempt to re-sell them. Even if you remove their logos and just re-print the exact design layout of the sheet, they could raise a copyright/trade dress issue with you. All that being said, those companies... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Copyright and Gaming for Maryland on
Q: Can you re-sell custom painted video game controllers as a legal business?
Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Feb 17, 2021

“Under the doctrine of ‘patent exhaustion,’” United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., wrote in a 2017 decision, “once a patent holder sells an item, it can no longer control the item through the patent laws.... The purchaser and all subsequent owners are free to use... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gaming for California on
Q: Can I sue an app that I have used money on and have gotten nothing in return even though “I’ve won”

I have played 2 separate apps where I have spent money and have not received anything. I have emailed constantly and gotten no response. But I have picture proof I have paid for shipping on one prize that I never got still showing as processing after like 6 months and the other I “won” $100 and... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jan 25, 2021

Does the word "SCAM" mean anything to you? In order to sue them you have to find them, in this reality, not in the virtual world. You have to haul them into court in the real world. Once you do that, sue them. Meanwhile, stop gambling with real world money on the internet. Oh, BTW-... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Gaming for Arizona on
Q: Am I able to use music from a game I am making a video review on in that video?

I am unfamiliar with copyright laws so I needed help with several questions regarding copyright and fair use. If I make a video review of a video game, am I allowed to use music from that game in the video for the purpose of review/critique? Is it fair use? If not, how can I contact these companies... Read more »

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Dec 27, 2020

The default is you should not use any content without permission.

Consult with an attorney for specific guidance on your risks of using any portions of other people's content.

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1 Answer | Asked in Gaming for New York on
Q: i have a idea for a new game for sims5
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 28, 2020

You chose a good category (Gaming) for your post, but it seems like you might be interested in protecting your intellectual property rights with your new idea. There's no guarantee that all questions are picked up, but you might have better chances of meaningful input by reposting and... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Entertainment / Sports and Gaming for Texas on
Q: I’m looking to become a Twitch Streamer and for my logo I am looking to use Mighty Morphin Power Rangers symbol can I?

For my logo I’d like to incorporate the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers lightning symbol but don’t know if I can because I don’t know if it is copyrighted/ trademarked.

Kathryn Perales
Kathryn Perales answered on Nov 24, 2020

This is an interesting question because SCG Power Rangers LLC abandoned one of its Power Rangers registered trademarks (which includes the lightning symbol) back in 2017. Whether or not you can use a trademark without getting in trouble depends on several factors, which can sometimes be clear cut... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Gaming for Oregon on
Q: I am a gamer and use the frozone as a screen name. Should I consider changing my name incase I get popular?

Just wondering if I am free to use this name even if I get popular with a fanbase?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 8, 2020

If your concerns are related to running into conflicts with someone else or a commercial entity that uses that name/brand, you could repost in the Trademark section. There's no guarantee that all questions are picked up, but your post remains open for three weeks here and this might be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gaming for Pennsylvania on
Q: I got a citation, I paid fine and plead guilty by mail. Why do I still to go to court?

It was for drinking in a pa state park, and it’s 3 hours away from where I live

John Rafferty
John Rafferty answered on Oct 14, 2020

If you pled guilty via mail, then you likely do not need to still go to court. I would call the court and inquire, but if they have received your guilty plea and payment, you likely will not need to go.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Gaming on
Q: Hello! If the name of something consists of 3 quite specific words, am I allowed to use one of them separately?

The question is about online card game. I am considering making my own, but interested in using one quite specific word from another card game which is one from multiple words in original card game so my thought was that the phrase might be copyrighted as a whole and not each word separately

Timothy John Billick
Timothy John Billick answered on Oct 12, 2020

You are blending copyright and trademark issues here. Trademark law protects phrases, symbols, and "non-traditional" (e.g. smell, auditory) indicators of a source of goods. Copyright law protects tangible "expressions" of creative works.

A word by itself that is not...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Gaming for New York on
Q: I bought an $1800 laptop with my own money that i worked for and my mom is threatening to smash it, Can she do so?

im 16 and obviously i live with her

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 15, 2020

From a legal standpoint, that would result in a property damage matter. From a practical standpoint, while it's no one's business, parents generally want the best for their children. If the laptop has created tension in terms of interference with school or placed a burden on your budget,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gaming for California on
Q: is it legal to bet on a gambling we another person's behalf providing they have given their permission for you to do so
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 15, 2020

Maybe. Your question lacks a certain clarity.

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