This is a post from Jonny Mayner with additional input from Jas Purewal. The Star Wars’ theme to the post is the fault/genius of Jonny (depending on how you feel about Star Wars, ofc). This is a quick post looking back on some high profile IP cases in the UK on which we saw rulings in the… Continue reading IP Round-up: Newzbin 2, Copyright Infringement and Stormtroopers
Over the weekend I inadvertantly sparked off an interesting debate on Twitter about the clauses in developer employment agreements which transfer ownership of the IP in their work to their employer (which was originally raised in this Ars Technica post). There’s different flavours of this kind of clause of course, from simple clauses that ensure the… Continue reading Should an employer own everything their developers do?
There’s been a lot of commentary about competition law (or antitrust law, as it’s known in the USA) and the games industry over the last week or so, focusing in particular on Valve and Microsoft. This is a post to explain why that’s a non-story.