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  • Keep It Secret, Keep It Safe: The Law of Ideas in Game Development

    Mona Ibrahim  |  Senior Associate, Interactive Entertainment Law Group
    Location:  Room 511 AB
    Format: Lecture
    Track: Business & Marketing
    Pass Type: All Access Pass, GDC Next Pass - Get your pass now!
    Vault Recording: Video
    Audience Level: All

    How do you legally protect your intellectual property? This is the problem faced by many developers and publishers alike, and has become the matter of public controversy in any number of disputes, from Oculus Risk/Zenimax to Candy Saga and similar disputes. In this talk we will examine the legal landscape for the law of ideas, whether they remain as mere concepts or become a part of your IP portfolio. We will take a look at how intellectual property is defined, how it is conventionally protected, and how local, state, federal and international governing bodies regulate and enforce those laws. Most importantly, you will obtain a best practices "tool kit" that will help you protect your own ideas and the ideas of others as you take your game from concept to completion.


    Attendees will come away with a broader understanding of intellectual property and proprietary rights, as well as the means by which they can protect those rights.

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