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Q: I frequent a pub where they feature music bingo.

For the final round, everyone pays $5 per bingo card. The first person to fill their entire card wins the pot, sometimes it's over $1000. Is this completely legal and is there anything to watch out for?

Giselle Ayala Mateus
Giselle Ayala Mateus
answered on Jun 12, 2024

Whether a bingo game where players pay for cards and win a cash prize is legal depends on the jurisdiction. Here are some general considerations to keep in mind:

1. Legal Framework

- Gambling Laws: Many regions have specific laws regulating gambling, which include games like bingo....
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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Gaming and Gov & Administrative Law for Georgia on
Q: Sell item with receipt enter for a drawing for a camper

Have individual purchase knife for $50, enter contact info on receipt for a drawing for a camper. 350 knives to sell and then hold live drawing for winner. Would be receiving an item (knife) and could enter if choose for camper? So not a raffle because purchasing an item, not a lottery since... View More

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answered on Apr 12, 2024

Based on the scenario you described, there are a few potential legal considerations to keep in mind:

1. Lottery laws: Even though the participants are purchasing a knife, the opportunity to win a camper could still be considered a lottery if it involves the three elements of prize, chance,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Entertainment / Sports and Gaming for Georgia on
Q: is i rage quiting if my friend quits a game because he was mad and threw his rubiks cube at a wall and left to go clean

he continued to not play the game for a month

typo at the begining i was suposed to be it

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answered on Oct 19, 2023

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

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Gaming and Trademark for Georgia on
Q: Can I make a web-comic using screenshots from a video game?

More specifically, can I tell the story of the game, using screenshots, edited into a web-comic format? Would the story have to be original? Is there any variation of this idea that could be monetized?

Erik Špila
Erik Špila
answered on Sep 6, 2022

Yes, you can use screenshots from a videogame to make some new piece of author work. Considering that the screenshots are also yours. In my opinion it is same as making a YouTube videos in-game and then monetizing your gaming channel. Story should be original if you want to be an author of the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Entertainment / Sports, Gaming and Intellectual Property for Georgia on
Q: Game Copyrights, and Intellectual Property

I am planning on making a 2D Platformer game (when finished, I want it to be released on Steam, and possibly outside of the US if sales are good). I will be making the music for the game - I don't know too much on how copyrights work besides the fact that I have to file it, and I don't... View More

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answered on Mar 28, 2022

The game product you envision has elements that, as the fruits of your original creative effort, are separate subjects of copyright: the code, the visual appearance, and the music. To assure the greatest protection for your work(s), you should register the copyright in each of these elements. Then... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure, Entertainment / Sports, Gaming and Trademark for Georgia on
Q: I would like to get this company together for the first few months and then I’ll get it to up and running in no time

I have a question about how my life would be if I got this company and how much money would be made for my future and family is it sure success in the business or what I do need to know if I going to make my money back in wholesale or whole period

Linda Liang
Linda Liang
answered on Oct 7, 2021

This question is very general. Many issues you need to address to stay out of trouble. The most common matter is your trademark. You should conduct a research and make sure you are not using others' trademark. Preferably, you should register your own trademark. Other matters include... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gaming, Copyright, Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Georgia on
Q: Can I use parts identical to LEGO parts (non-patented/expired) in a commercial virtual reality game?

The parts are sourced from an online community (LDraw.com) that models the LEGO parts in 3D attempting to digitally archive the LEGO parts, so they are as close to the original as possible. I am attempting to create a virtual reality game where these parts can be built in a similar way (but in a... View More

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
answered on Apr 27, 2020

It will depend on what parts you are referring to.

If they are the ones out of protection, you could use them. But you need to make sure they do not have other protections, common law or statutory.

You should definitely consult an attorney to be better guided.

Marcos

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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Gaming, Intellectual Property and Trademark for Georgia on
Q: How would I go about obtaining the copyright to an old abandoned game?

The trademark was abandoned by Microsoft in 2015, and the company that developed the game, Artoon went defunct in 2010.

And further more about how much would it cost to purchase something like that?

Jason Brooks
Jason Brooks
answered on May 14, 2018

Copyright is an asset just like physical possessions. If the company is in fact out of business, their assets went somewhere (and now belong to someone, such as the original owner's heirs, or another entity or individual) following the company's dissolution. Therefore you still must have... View More

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