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Marvel's Spider Man: Licensing and the "Raimi Suit"

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Marvel's Spider-Man is on the short list for game of the year, but why are some movie fans unhappy?

What does Insomniac's silence on the "Raimi suit" mean?

And why is "silence" so important in licensing negotiations?

(For more check out our answers to questions posed by the commenters of this very video in "Virtual Legality: Questions and Answers"! https://youtu.be/9jt6LJkhO4w)


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

Rick has practiced for more than a decade at some of the country's largest law firms, representing IT, software, video game, and other technology companies, as well as the individuals and institutions which fund them.

DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL.

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Discussion in this episode focuses on:

"Spider-Man PS4 Dev Pushes Back Against Fan Criticisms Regarding DLC"
Push Square, December 13, 2018
(http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2018/12/spider-man_ps4_dev_pushes_back_against_fan_criticisms_regarding_dlc)

"Listening doesn’t mean we always will do what people tell us to. We hear you. Hearing doesn’t mean we always act or follow."
Insomniac Games, December 11, 2018 Tweet
(https://twitter.com/insomniacgames/status/1072649262356410369)

"Note to game fans: If a game developer and its devs don't talk about something, it's because they either don't want to (for reasons), or they can't (for reasons). There are always reasons."
James Stevenson, Insomniac Games, December 12, 2018 Tweet
(https://twitter.com/JamesStevenson/status/1072924873305972736)

Spider-Man Wikipedia Entry
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider-Man_(2002_film))


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