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Indie dev publishing agreements – what to watch out for

Are you an indie dev who is thinking about signing an agreement with a publisher? I teamed up with Black Shell Media’s Raghav Mathur recently to discuss some important things to watch out for in these publishing agreements. There are a lot of big pitfalls that could seriously impact your ability to make money from the deal or your control over the IP. The five issues we discuss are: Unreasonable…

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Starting a game business? Check out my guest post on Indie Megabooth!

The Indie Megabooth site is hosting my latest blog post about business basics for indie game developers. It’s the first in a planned five-part series that digs into the basic concepts behind how and why you should form a company. Check it out here. If you like it, let the folks at Indie Megabooth know how much! Hopefully we’ll see the rest of the posts in the series up over…

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A legal look at Monopoly and “The Monopolists” – a guest post by Jeremy Robins

I consulted on The Monopolists, a book by New York Times journalist Mary Pilon, a couple years ago. The book traces the legal history of the Monopoly board game throughout the last century. Recently, a colleague named Jeremy Robins approached me about the opportunity to write about his legal insights into the book’s subject. I’m excited to post his article here on the Game Lawyer Blog! Here’s Jeremy: The book chronicles the…

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