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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.


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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.

California game lawyer Zachary Strebeck examines the cancellation of Kickstarter-funded game Yogventures! from a legal perspective.

California game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at the facts and the law behind a lawsuit filed by former Panamanian dictator against game publisher Activision Entertainment.

California game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at one of the important legal issues that comes with hiring others. The distinction between an employee and an independent contractor can mean the difference between success and trouble the government authorit

Attorney Zachary Strebeck looks at another fatal mistake that mobile developers and website owners make in their Terms of Service. This is one that could render any clause unenforceable due to an "illusory" promise.

California game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at the latest lawsuit from Lindsay Lohan, this time against Grand Theft Auto V creators Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games.

Zachary Strebeck's Comments

Comment In: [News - 07/21/2014 - 04:18]

It 's kind of amazing. ...

It 's kind of amazing.

Comment In: [Blog - 07/17/2014 - 01:46]

It certainly is a sub-optimal ...

It certainly is a sub-optimal way to pay for work. Payment at certain milestones is a better setup, I think. r n r nGlad to hear everything is going well

Comment In: [Blog - 07/16/2014 - 06:53]

Well, the case I cited ...

Well, the case I cited above, Winter v. DC Comics, featured two members of the Edgar Winter Group drawn as giant half-worm creatures. This was transformative enough, but offensive to the musicians. r n r nIt 's a tough balance, for sure. I haven 't played the game, but maybe ...

Comment In: [News - 07/17/2014 - 10:46]

Agreed. It 's also a ...

Agreed. It 's also a reason why new creators should start small and build as they gain more experience. This seems to be a classic case of biting off more than they could chew.

Comment In: [News - 07/16/2014 - 09:33]

I don 't agree. Isn ...

I don 't agree. Isn 't the whole point of the Black Ops series to show them taking part in and shaping real-world events This seems like an interesting angle, and very different from, say, hunting bin Laden in Fugitive Hunter. This doesn 't seem lazy or hack-ish. r n ...

Comment In: [Blog - 07/07/2014 - 02:59]

Per Wikipedia: Illusory promises are ...

Per Wikipedia: Illusory promises are so named because they merely hold the illusion of contract. For example, a promise of the form, I will give you ten dollars if I feel like it, is purely illusory and will not be enforced as a contract. r n r nIt 's describing ...