Zachary C. Strebeck
Attorney – J.D./MDR Pepperdine University School of Law
Zachary Strebeck is a graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law, holding both J.D. and Masters of Dispute Resolution degrees. He has worked with crowdfunding startup Crowdfunder, film and television studio Lionsgate Entertainment, and film distribution house PorchLight Entertainment, as well as mediating in the Los Angeles County court system. He served as an associate producer and former guest on Entertainment Law Update, a podcast dedicated to legal happenings in the entertainment industry.
A former animator and game designer, Zachary has focused his practice on helping game creators and entrepreneurs like himself realize their dreams by ensuring that their legal needs don’t get in the way of their creative endeavors.
Zachary is an avid video gamer and board game player. He plays classical guitar, and has studied various martial arts, including Jeet Kune Do, Wing Chun Kung Fu, and Filipino Kali.
For more information on Zachary or to retain his services as an attorney, please visit his website or feel free to contact him.
Negotiating agreements with all of the various businesses that game developers come into contact with can be a difficult process, especially for those new to bargaining. These quick tips from game lawyer Zachary Strebeck may help you you get an edge.
What do you do if you’ve received a DMCA takedown notice, particularly when you believe that your use of the content is either not infringing, or a fair use? Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck explains the process of responding to the notice and beyond.
California game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at the lawsuit recently filed between Gearbox Software and both 3D Realms and Interceptor. Common questions are fielded, and some rampant speculation about the various agreements involved is thrown about.
California game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at the first line of defense when someone is stealing your content and posting it on another site: the DMCA takedown notice. Specifics of what to include in the notice and what to do afterwards are examined.
A trademark knockout search is easy to do, but can help tremendously when starting a new brand by properly searching before spending money on your new business or game development project.
While reading the forums on Board Game Geek the other day, one poster relayed the following piece of advice. “Someone told me once that if you have to have a contract with someone, then you shouldnt [sic] do business with them,” he wrote.
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Amazing that they didn 't ...
Amazing that they didn 't learn from the original Total Biscuit incident, since it was pretty highly publicized at the time. Using these takedown notices in bad faith is not a good practice, that 's for sure, both legally and in the public eye.
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Great advice not the part ...
Great advice not the part about not having a contract, though . All of this stuff needs to be spelled out to the letter, especially, as you say, when they do not necessarily understand the games industry. This is why, I think, there could be issues with equity crowdfunding in ...
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I 've known plenty of ...
I 've known plenty of artists that really didn 't understand the tools Photoshop, Illustrator, Maya that they work with on a daily basis. Generally, and I 'm guilty of this too, you know just enough to get by Great article.
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I don 't envy you ...
I don 't envy you Sounds like you are doing a great job and providing a great service for your clients. Great post