Jason Brooks' answer It sounds like you may have a legitimate claim for breach of contract, and potentially fraud, as well as a number of other claims related to unfair business practices. It'd be worth sending a legal demand letter over to let them know you're serious. An actual lawsuit may be too costly to pursue, but a demand letter alone is quick, inexpensive and may just do the trick. Email me if you'd like more info or assistance: Jason@altviewlawgroup.com
John Espinosa's answer The owners of the legal rights of those games would probably not take kindly to you infringing on those rights and profiting from it. Their rights are enforceable internationally. Your best bet is to reach out to the owners and ask for permission to do this.
Thomas A. Grossman's answer I don't know the answer, but I would guess that it depends on 1) the skill game machine; 2) whether the sate where the Bar is allows the sale of marijuana; and 3) whether the Bar allows such a prize to be given to a minor. That's the best I can do.
William John Light's answer Your personal data, in all likelihood, belongs to Sony. As a result, you are asking if there is a way to force Sony to delete its own property, which you consented to it giving to it. I doubt that is possible.
Jason Brooks' answer 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 the owner's permission to use their copyrighted material. To find the current owner, you can try searching the US Copyright office's database. You can also try contacting the last known agent listed for the...
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer It appears to be a contract, but there may be portions of the full statement which you didn't quote (I followed the link but I don't see the language you quoted) which excludes liability. If the game is in beta and you are only buying the current build, it would indeed seem to be a poor bargain on your part.
Carrie A. Ward's answer 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 sweepstakes counsel to advise you on how to structure your game legally. Other considerations such as the age of entrants may have to be taken into consideration too. However, experienced counsel can...
Jason Brooks' answer The beauty (and more often, the detriment) of our American legal system is that anyone can sue somebody for anything -- the more pertinent question to ask here is: Do I have a *legitimate* lawsuit against this mobile developer for their allegedly unfair/deceptive business practices? To that, the answer is... maybe. If you were to file a lawsuit, AND find actual evidence through the Discovery process that supports your theory, then yes you could stand to win big. But the harsh reality is...
Carrie A. Ward's answer 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.
Carrie A. Ward's answer It is illegal when there are 3 elements present in the contest: (1) prize; (2) chance; and (3) consideration. In the scenario you describe above, the element of chance is missing in the equation.
Richard Sternberg's answer Setting it up right from the start matters, and I need to know much more information to get it right. There are many complex choices based on guesses as to future facts. The cheapest, easiest answer is a C-Corp and giving out stock, but, as you can afford it, you want NDAs, Employee Stick Options, employment agreements with non-competes that will at least be decent for informal enforcement. Your best bet is to buy an hour with the right lawyer and discuss a legal business plan.
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer This is probably not an issue of criminal law. If you released the item to him voluntarily it is not a crime ... unless there is some reason to question the effectiveness of your consent. For example if he tricked you in the first place and never had any intention of fixing it, then it could be alleged that consent was obtained by fraud.... but that can be hard to prove unless he has done it to others.
This is probably best handled in small claims court but might not be worth the...
Andrew Zulieve Esq's answer Possibly. The respective goods or services need not be identical to one another, only sufficiently related such that consumers would be expected to encounter the respective goods or services under similar buying conditions.
Julie King's answer Just avoiding the use of the words “raffle” and “sweepstakes” doesn’t help your situation one way or the other. The law would look at the way the contest operates. If people have to buy something in order to get a chance to win, it’s generally considered a lottery, which only the state can do. That’s why contests almost always say people can fill out a form and enter with NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. You can have people come into your store to fill out a form, so at least you get them...
Robert Philip Cogan's answer Albert Einstein's image has been established as a protectable property. It is likely that a license would be required. The cost may fit within your margins and may make the game more desirable. One prudent course is to engage an attorney to contact the rights proprietor.
Robert Philip Cogan's answer To the extent that the question lays out facts, it appears that you created the images as part of your employment. There is a good chance that the employer owns the copyright in the images. You may wish to ask the employer if you can use the images along with an acknowledgement of the employer's ownership (if indeed that is the case).
Barbara Berschler's answer For copyright purposes, just as you cannot copy a real game, you may not copy from someone's imaginary game. In both instances, someone created the board game and to the extent the board was an expression of the idea of the game, then that would be off limits without the copyright owner's permission. However, if there is an "idea" of the game and you can determine what that idea is, and then come up with your original expression for the game board, you may be in a better position if...
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