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Colin Sullivan is the founder and sole attorney at CrowdCounsel, a law firm focused on crowdfunding and intellectual property law.

 

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Posted by Colin Sullivan on Wed, 29 Apr 2015 01:51:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC
Paid mods may be gone, but supporting modders is a goal both sides of the debate can get behind.


Posted by Colin Sullivan on Fri, 02 May 2014 08:20:00 EDT in Business/Marketing
The project creator's legal obligation to backers on Kickstarter is poorly defined.


Posted by Colin Sullivan on Sat, 14 Dec 2013 12:25:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online
Anger over the Content ID system should be directed at YouTube, not copyright law.



Colin Sullivan's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 05/20/2015 - 02:13]

I strongly disagree that as ...

I strongly disagree that as a selection system a publisher has a better idea than Joe gamer about what should be greenlighted. Specifically I think a couple thousand Joe gamers are better than a small team at a publisher. r n r nVoting prediction markets are a great comparison. They ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/28/2015 - 02:44]

Great article Lars. r n ...

Great article Lars. r n r nI 'd like to expand on the legal point a bit, with the usual disclaimer that this isn 't legal advice. r n r nThe base issue isn 't whether the modders are being paid, receiving donations or doing it for no money at ...

Comment In: [Blog - 09/25/2014 - 01:16]

Disclaimer: I am an attorney, ...

Disclaimer: I am an attorney, this is not legal advice. r n r nJust wanted to note that the links to Apple and Amazon are for infringement complaints, but do not appear to be for official DMCA notices. r n r nWhat this means is that there is less of ...

Comment In: [News - 08/07/2014 - 06:14]

I don 't buy the ...

I don 't buy the we 're protecting the little guy argument they are trying to make here. There are many better ways to do that than hacking out chunks of audio from a video, and it doesn 't address the many other potential ways that a content creator on ...

Comment In: [News - 08/06/2014 - 07:18]

Content ID is no longer ...

Content ID is no longer a legal strategy, it is a business strategy. They want to keep as much content up as possible, and DMCA takedowns don 't allow that, so they have made a parallel system to divert people away from using the DMCA. r n r nI 'm ...

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

The contract drafting failure was ...

The contract drafting failure was particularly sad. I doubt they had a lawyer review the contracts, or ignored the lawyer 's advice, because to have 35k disappear is a spectacular drafting failure that should not have happened. It sounds like this was negotiated after the Kickstarter ended too, which is ...