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Zachary Strebeck's Blog


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.


Member Blogs

Posted by Zachary Strebeck on Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:58:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Serious, Social/Online
On August 27, a SWAT team responded to a threat at the offices of gaming group The Creatures in Littleton, CO. The threat, however, was fake, the latest incident of a prank known as “swatting.”

California game lawyer gives a short overview of personal jurisdiction, as it might relate to game development. Knowing where a developer can get sued in the U.S. may help to explain why Terms of Service agreements exist.

California game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at some of the lessons that game devs can learn from the YogVentures! Kickstarter, which raised over $500,000 but has ended development without shipping the product.

On Aug. 6, 2014, video-streaming website announced that it would implement a new system that would automatically mute unlicensed audio in certain videos. Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at this from the legal perspective.

Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at two big mistakes that developers make in their contracts. These mistakes could cause big trouble down the road and should be avoided at all costs.

Posted by Zachary Strebeck on Sat, 19 Jul 2014 06:43:00 EDT in Audio, Business/Marketing
On July 16, Ultra records filed a lawsuit against popular YouTube vlogger Michelle Phan in a Los Angeles District Court. Ultra is alleging that Phan committed copyright infringement when she used music by their artists in her videos.

Zachary Strebeck's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 08/25/2014 - 03:02]

I appreciate the comment I ...

I appreciate the comment I think next week 's will be more important for game devs, especially in the digital space.

Comment In: [Blog - 08/18/2014 - 01:57]

My belief is that you ...

My belief is that you should get someone involved early on in the process. I work on an unbundled or limited-scope basis. So basically you do a free consultation where we discuss what would be involved, legally, throughout the entire process. Then, at least for an attorney like me, you ...

Comment In: [Blog - 08/12/2014 - 08:13]

Here, we agree. There are ...

Here, we agree. There are far too many missed opportunities in situations like this for music companies, game companies and other IP holders to make money along with streamers. Having a system in place like someone mentioned earlier could go a long way toward helping.

Comment In: [Blog - 08/11/2014 - 03:03]

I agree. This seems way ...

I agree. This seems way overblown. Then again, I 've never seen Nausicaa, so I wouldn 't have caught it either...

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Irish contract law may be ...

Irish contract law may be written in such a way that these are good mistakes to make but probably not . 9786

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