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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

California copyright lawyer Zachary Strebeck examines the reasons for registering a copyright and why it may be necessary if you plan to file a DMCA takedown notice.

Posted by Zachary Strebeck on Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:24:00 EDT in Business/Marketing
California game lawyer Zachary Strebeck explains the various methods for paying an attorney and which might be a better fit depending on the financial situation of the game developer.

Game designer Jason Wishnov of Iridium Studios takes time to answer a few questions from game lawyer Zachary Strebeck about starting a game company, running a successful Kickstarter and getting Wil Wheaton to be in his game.

Posted by Zachary Strebeck on Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:32:00 EDT in Business/Marketing
Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck interviews Cubical Drift’s CEO and developer of Planets³, Michel Thomazeau, about the legal issues faced by a new game development company.

Part II of game lawyer Zachary Strebeck’s interview with Stephen Boyajian, founder of TCN Games and designer of multiple titles such as The Grind, Kung Fu’d and Undead Escape.

Posted by Zachary Strebeck on Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:31:00 EDT in Business/Marketing
California game lawyer looks at Facebook's $2 billion purchase of Oculus Rift and speculates about its effect on the future of equity crowdfunding in the games industry.

Zachary Strebeck's Comments

Comment In: [News - 04/16/2014 - 04:28]

That was my first thought, ...

That was my first thought, as well.

Comment In: [Blog - 04/15/2014 - 09:35]

Excellent post. ...

Excellent post.

Comment In: [Blog - 04/01/2014 - 08:20]

Just to add to clearing ...

Just to add to clearing up the DMCA confusion above, I have a few posts here on Gamasutra talking about how to properly send a DMCA takedown. Not legal advice, of course r n r n do I do if someone is stealing my content.php r n r n you ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/02/2014 - 07:06]

Great post I 'd like ...

Great post I 'd like to add that opening up a line of communication with non-developers is very important. Reading NeoGAF a lot will show you that many fans of games don 't really know what it takes to actually develop one. There are huge misconceptions about costs, time commitment, ...

Comment In: [News - 03/31/2014 - 03:37]

Sounds like he 's arguing ...

Sounds like he 's arguing for Apple or whoever owns the platform to step up and stop clones. However, this is somewhat troubling. We want to have an open platform, except for when it hurts us, then we want someone coming in to fix things. I 'm sure there is ...

Comment In: [Blog - 03/26/2014 - 09:31]

My impression is that they ...

My impression is that they used the Kickstarter exposure and money to land much more investment from venture capitalists 90 million or so, if I remember correctly . From what I 've heard, they would have been cutting it very close fulfilling the orders with the 2.5 million. However, they ...