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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

Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at the reasons to assess your game development company's intellectual property situation and how to do it.


Posted by Zachary Strebeck on Wed, 13 May 2015 01:39:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC
Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at the Aliens: Colonial Marines class action lawsuit and explains how and why the legal action against Gearbox may not be going forward.


Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at how using Open Source Software can affect your game development, depending on the particular type of license used.


Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at common questions about copyright and the public domain. Depending on the facts, there could still be legal protection.


Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck takes a look at the attribution requirements for some stock content sites and offers some insight into finding out what your responsibilities are when using royalty-free content.


Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at the big reason you should register your copyrights sooner than later: more money. A prompt registration allows you to get damages for infringement without having to prove how you were actually damaged.



Zachary Strebeck's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 05/13/2015 - 01:39]

Well, what is demo footage ...

Well, what is demo footage if not an advertisement I certainly think it is. However, realistic expectations about the development process should tell you that things don 't always go perfectly and the graphics may have to be scaled back. r n r nIt 's why so many demos have ...

Comment In: [Blog - 05/13/2015 - 01:39]

I agree with @Kale - ...

I agree with @Kale - Typography is something that is overlooked in many industries, game development and attorney contract drafting are not exempt. Having seen some terrible typography in my time, I 'm glad someone is focusing on it

Comment In: [Blog - 05/13/2015 - 01:39]

Great post I would say ...

Great post I would say that Step f is to have a lawyer either draft your agreement or review the one they provide. There are so many things that should be addressed in a contract that may not come up in an oral agreement. Also, negotiating a contract helps both ...

Comment In: [Blog - 05/07/2015 - 02:30]

Great point. Its easy to ...

Great point. Its easy to get lost in nested licensing agreements. Sometimes it 's just better to pay for something wholly-reusable to avoid any entanglements, or to have contractual backup if there is trouble down the road.

Comment In: [Blog - 04/24/2015 - 01:43]

Absolutely. It 's essential to ...

Absolutely. It 's essential to read the license in order to ensure that you 're not overstepping it I 've got a post on Open Source software coming up soon that touches on similar issues.

Comment In: [Blog - 04/02/2015 - 01:16]

Right. It is an odd ...

Right. It is an odd system, to be sure. r n r n@Rickard - I don 't know if I 'd say only in the US, since I have no idea what 's going on in other countries. I think it 's clear that in this case, the US is ...