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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 Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:25:00 EST in Business/Marketing
California lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at the latest news from the USPTO – certain trademark registration fees have been reduced.

Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at the important issues surrounding “royalty-free” images, music and other content.

Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at how a game developer can make sure they own the copyright to the content in their game. As usual, this involves contracts and lawyers!

Posted by Zachary Strebeck on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:30:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Console/PC
Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at Nintendo's new Creator Program, which allows revenue sharing for YouTube videos featuring Nintendo games.

Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck takes a look at efforts by and YouTube in legitimizing music licensing for content creators. Check out the info on the two systems.

Posted by Zachary Strebeck on Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:41:00 EST in
California lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at what kind of legal protection a company can get for their website or blog. A recent California case highlights some of the important law in website trade dress cases.

Zachary Strebeck's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 02/19/2015 - 01:24]

That 's a good question, ...

That 's a good question, and it could depend on the particular asset in question. I didn 't see anything requiring attribution on Turbosquid, if you 've paid for the license. I just looked quickly, though. For a creative commons-licensed piece of media, generally you have to link to the ...

Comment In: [Blog - 01/30/2015 - 01:30]

Wow, great find. I know ...

Wow, great find. I know nothing about Japanese law, unfortunately. I 'll look into it.

Comment In: [Blog - 01/23/2015 - 02:01]

Enforcement, especially of smaller entities, ...

Enforcement, especially of smaller entities, is a big problem. Usually, the case has to be big enough to actually spend the time and money to go after. I know that the various COPPA actions the government has taken have been against bigger companies like Disney, for example. r n story.html ...

Comment In: [Blog - 12/19/2014 - 01:27]

Yes, I apologize for that. ...

Yes, I apologize for that. Must have been late here in Tokyo : r n r nAs someone else pointed out, there are tons of artists doing work for free and in mods, though. Maybe there are just less game artists out there I have no idea and don 't ...

Comment In: [Blog - 11/24/2014 - 03:52]

Can someone point me to ...

Can someone point me to the lunatic gamer haters and the people who make others vow not to return to Gamasutra This site always seemed to have a balanced and thoughtful view on things. Or are people talking about community blogs

Comment In: [Blog - 10/20/2014 - 02:36]

Well, a poster on Board ...

Well, a poster on Board Game Geek gave me a description of the similarities to Resistance: Avalon, and it sounds like the games are nearly identical. I will update this post with info from that comment soon. r n r nIf so, and if these cases like the Bang /LOTK ...