Legal Issues in Gaming

by Renzo Heredia on June 11, 2017

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Our presentation this month is by intellectual property attorneyAssaad Lyn:

Legal Issues in Gaming:

A creator has power and control over his/her project. The project can exist by itself, or it can be one part of a whole.

What rights do you have as a creator? What do you own as a creator? What are you really giving up when you sign an employment contract, or a freelance contract, and what can you do to protect yourself?

About the Presenter:

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After graduating from Suffolk Law, Assaad Lyn pursued a career in helping artists and developers understand their Intellectual Property rights. Currently, he is working as an intellectual property attorney for an investment and consultation firm. During his time there, he has trademarked within multiple industries. Most recently, he worked on both the creating a filing of a trademark for a fashion company. Now he is seeking to expand into intellectual property within the video game and music industry.

Assaad has also done copyright research, and has volunteered his time to assist pro se litigants and under represented individuals in family law and housing matters.

Logistics:

Thursday, June 15th
7:00pm @ Intrepid Pursuits
American Twine Building
222 Third Street, #4000
Cambridge, MA
There are two entrances to the American Twine Building- one is closer to second street around the side of the building, this is the entrance you want! Take elevators up to the 4th floor and that entire floor is Intrepid. After 6pm security will ask you to sign in but no ID is required.

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Our presentation this month is by Seth Sivak, CEO of Proletariat Inc.

Streaming and Sharing – Stuff Every Developer Should Know About Live Streaming
Live streaming and content creation has become a new battleground for developers in the fight for players and customers. This talk is focused on why viewers watch live streams and game video content and has strategies and ideas on how developers can build a more streamable and sharable game. There will be a deep dive into viewer motivations, types of video content and styles of streamers which will be followed up with opportunities that any developer can take advantage of.

About the Presenter:

Seth Sivak began in the industry as a gameplay programmer and has been a product manager, lead designer, and executive producer. Prior to Proletariat, Seth was the Lead Designer on Indiana Jones Adventure World at Zynga Boston. In 2011, he was named one of Game Developer Magazine’s Top 50 Developers and, in 2012, was recognized in Develop Magazine’s 30 under 30 and has given several popular GDC talks.

Logistics:

Wednesday, May 24th
7:00pm @ Intrepid Pursuits
American Twine Building
222 Third Street, #4000
Cambridge, MA
There are two entrances to the American Twine Building- one is closer to second street around the side of the building, this is the entrance you want! Take elevators up to the 4th floor and that entire floor is Intrepid. After 6pm security will ask you to sign in but no ID is required.

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