I just read this quick Wired post on whether you own your kindle ebooks. This is what they said: “If convenient euphemisms could somehow be outlawed, the “Buy now with 1-Click” button on Kindle pages would have to be relabeled “License now with 1-Click.” Amazon’s terms of service clearly state that, unlike those bulky slabs… Continue reading Do you own your kindle ebooks?
The next generation Microsoft and Sony games consoles – Sony PlayStation 4 and the newly announced Xbox One – are coming pretty soon now. There’s been much speculation about to what extent they might attempt to block used games sales, or even sharing of games. For example, have a look at this BBC article. Can… Continue reading Can the next generation consoles block used games?
Gamer/Law friend Tommy Rousse (@Ludist) brought to my attention some interesting thoughts about Oculus Rift (the “Virtual Reality headset for 3D games), virtual reality and legal regulation of it. His conclusion: “I think VR is going to be the future of the new media regulation fight”. It’s interesting stuff – take a look at http://storify.com/ludist/speculation-on-vr-regulation-after-seeing-disunion.
We’ve talked in previous posts about what a contract is, how to structure it and how to read and write one. This post is about understanding what clauses in a contract, and the contract overall, means. This is known in the law as contract ‘interpretation’ or ‘construction’.