FAQ: Can Playing Music on Twitch or During My Podcast Get Me Sued?

Yes it can. As the popularity of internet streaming soars, content creators are encountering unique legal issues related to the media that they use. In June 2020, Twitch received thousands of so-called “takedown notices” under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) related to multiple archived clips that contain copyrighted music. The Recording Industry Association of…

So You Want to Start an eSports Business During the Quarantine. Here’s What You Need To Know – From an eSports Lawyer.

Esports was already a rapidly growing industry before coronavirus shuttered most traditional sports, shifting demand toward online gaming competition. NASCAR is even “replacing” cancelled races with an eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series — televised simulation racing featuring real pro drivers like Dale Earnhardt Jr., Bobby Labonte, Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin. Nevada and New Jersey sportbooks are…

A Lesson in Licenses and Why You Own Nothing.

In 2019, Fortnite went offline. No one could play, stream, compete, or access their account. This was part of an in-game “event” known as the Fortnite Blackout or The End. Can Epic Games do that? What rights do you even have as a player, team owner, or competitor? It all comes down to the End…