A practical guide to the EU’s new VAT rules, video games and digital content sales

So, what’s happening? From 1 January 2015, new EU tax rules will require value added tax (VAT) to be charged on paid digital content (like video games, apps, digital music and video) at the VAT rate of each EU country where its customers are based. How is this different to the existing system? Previously digital… Continue reading A practical guide to the EU’s new VAT rules, video games and digital content sales

The UK games tax break: opportunities and challenges

The UK government has just announced that it will grant production tax breaks to the games industry.  This was a bit of a surprise: the previous Labour government had agreed to grant tax breaks, but the new Tory/Lib Dem coalition government had frowned on it until this announcement. This is ofc great news for the… Continue reading The UK games tax break: opportunities and challenges

Commentary: More Eve shenanigans

A couple of more interesting Eve-related stories (as recently reported, Eve is an interesting place for games lawyers). Yet more theft in Eve First up, Massively reports that CCP Games have announced, breaches of the rules governing their Volunteer Program.  The Volunteer Program consists of gamers who give of their time to help out CCP and fellow… Continue reading Commentary: More Eve shenanigans