Legal Considerations For Video Game Development

May It Please The Internet by John Di Giacomo & Eric Misterovich

Episode notes
John Di Giacomo and Eric Misterovich of Revision Legal discuss the legal considerations that game developers should keep in mind. They start by emphasizing the importance of entity formation and corporate governance, highlighting the need to formalize ownership and establish a proper operating agreement to avoid future complications. They share a cautionary tale of an indie developer who faced issues with copyright rights due to the absence of clear ownership documentation.Moving on, they delve into the significance of publishing, licensing, and distribution deals for game developers. They stress the need for developers to understand the extent of control they may be giving up and thoroughly review contracts to ensure their rights are protected. They emphasize the value of involving an attorney in negotiations to avoid unfavorable terms or misunders ...   ...  Read more
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