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
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
If the censorship arose out of circumstances beyond the control or knowledge of the seller, such as more stringent standards materializing out of new interpretations of the First Amendment, it might be a constitutional law issue more than a matter of theft, fraud, or misrepresentation. An attorney...View More
Compulsory censorship of a digital good, such as an artbook or a game, after a sale may not be considered theft in the legal sense, but it could potentially lead to other legal issues or breaches of contract, depending on the circumstances and the terms of the sale or licensing agreement....View More
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...View More
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,...View More
Your question remains open for two weeks. There's no guarantee all questions are picked up, but you may consider posting your question in other states in an attempt to get a response from gaming attorneys outside New York. While Australia could have uniform set of policies and laws involving...View More
It's unlikely that any statute would address this. It's more likely to be addressed, if at all, (expressly or impliedly) by individual policies of teaching institutions in their faculty handbooks or student handbooks. Good luck
We have a video game in the making based off of a TV show. I know there are copyright issues since we’re using the same characters, but what can we do to prevent that? We’d like to start a kickstarter campaign after we’re done with 35% of the game and start monitoring. How would we work... View 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?
A few examples are: The Cones of Dunshire from the TV show 'Parks and Recreation', CharDee MacDennis from the TV show 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia', and True American from the TV show 'New Girl'.
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...View More
The UK does not tax gambling winnings from casinos, but the U.S does. If I win money at a British Casino, and I bring that money back to the State (I am a U.S resident that has a Visa to stay in the UK), would I need to pay any taxes on such income that I earn? If so, would I need to ask the UK... View More
US Citizens or resident aliens are required to report income from whatever source, US or abroad. It doesn't matter whether you bring it back or not - you are required to report it on a US tax return. Failure to properly disclose income from foreign sources or foreign accounts can result in...View More
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