What happens when a game with virtual goods closes?

This is a post by Jas and Jonny Mayner.  As reported last week (see here and here) casual game developer ZipZapPlay (owned by PopCap since April 2011) will be putting up the “Shop Closed” sign at Baking Life on 31st January 2012. The Facebook game reportedly once attracted 6.7 million users per month, but at… Continue reading What happens when a game with virtual goods closes?

What does UK IP reform mean for the games industry?

This is a guest post by my friend and fellow lawyer, Jonny Mayner. IP law is pretty important to the games industry, since it governs the stuff that games are (legally) made of. Being a clever IP expert as he is, I thought I’d ask him to explain what the UK government is doing to… Continue reading What does UK IP reform mean for the games industry?

IP Round-up: Newzbin 2, Copyright Infringement and Stormtroopers

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