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FTC Not Kidding Around with TikTok’s Record-Setting COPPA Fine - Five Steps to Reduce Your Risk Now

USA - March 12 2019 On February 27, 2019, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced a record-setting $5.7 million fine to popular short-form video sharing platform...

Nicholas A. Plassaras, James Koenig, Joseph Newman, Lael Bellamy, Jennifer Stanley, Tyler G. Newby.

CVAA Compliance Waiver for Video Games Set to Expire in December 2018

USA - October 11 2018 The Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act also known as the CVAA updated federal communications law in 2010 to provide...

Nicholas A. Plassaras.

Top SCOTUS Cases that Matter for Tech, Life Sciences and Games Industries - 2018 Term Preview

USA - October 1 2018 As the U.S. Supreme Court kicks off its 2018 term this week, it prepares to take up a series of firsts, including questions about the America...

Michael S. Dicke, Molly Melcher, Hanley Chew, Kevin X. McGann, Tyler G. Newby, Armen N. Nercessian, Eric Ball.

In-Game Currency Triggers State Gambling Laws, Rendering Mobile Game “Illegal Gambling”

USA - April 11 2018 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit concluded on March 28 that virtual currency used in mobile games can qualify as a “thing of value” for...

Nicholas A. Plassaras, Eric Ball.

Crowdsourced Content in Video Games: How Ownership Issues Almost “Ganked” a Copyright Case

USA - January 4 2018 In Blizzard Entertainment v. Lilith Games (Shanghai) Company, a federal court denied a motion for partial summary judgment for alleged copyright...

Nicholas A. Plassaras, Chieh Tung.