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Virtual Legality Episode 82

The Perils of Intellectual Property Consent (feat. Solid Snake w/ Tekken)

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2y Aug 5, 2019
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When EVO 2019 broke for its Tekken 7 grand finale, a surprise was sprung on the fighting tournament's guests:

A custom codec message from Metal Gear Solid series star Solid Snake himself, declaring his love for Tekken.

What followed was a series of completely understandable reactions, disappointments, and anger.

What exactly happened?

Why was the interstitial shown?

Where did it come from?

And why do you always need to understand what you've licensed (and, more importantly, what you haven't)?

Don't say we kept you waitin'. It's time for...Virtual Legality.

#SolidSnake #Tekken7 #VirtualLegality


Discussed in this episode:

"An Evo 2019 Joke Had Fans Thinking Snake Would Be In Tekken 7"
Kotaku - August 5, 2019 - Heather Alexandra
(https://kotaku.com/an-evo-2019-joke-had-fans-thinking-snake-would-be-in-te-1836971892)

"Check out my new subscriber notification..."
Tweet - March 19, 2019 - Mark Julio
(https://twitter.com/MarkMan23/status/1108163966939729920)

MarkMan23 Twitter Profile
(https://twitter.com/MarkMan23)

MarkMan23 Website - About
(https://markman23.com/about/)

"EVO, You also failed to consult me"
Tweet - August 5, 2019 - David Hayter
(https://twitter.com/DavidBHayter/status/1158426744480600066)

Cameo Website
(https://www.cameo.com/)

Cameo - David Hayter Profile
(https://www.cameo.com/guyversnake)

Cameo - Terms and Conditions
(https://www.cameo.com/terms)


PODCAST VERSIONS AVAILABLE AT

Spotify: (https://open.spotify.com/show/3qsDhQ7h6BR2wLyNQYDWB4)

iTunes:
(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/virtual-legality/id1448785539?mt=2)

SoundCloud:
(https://soundcloud.com/user-510342404)

Google Play Music:
(https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/In3d7qersx72lvzehxo7gu6cd5u)


"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.

Any and all feedback is appreciated. Let us know what you think!


Blog, "Rules of the Game", at https://hoeglaw.wordpress.com/

On "Help Us Out Hoeg!" a regular segment on the Easy Allies Podcast (formerly GameTrailers)
(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZrxXp1reP8E353rZsB3jaA)

About Hoeg Law

The Hoeg Law Firm is a business law firm with big law experience and a small firm approach focusing on start-ups, technology, financing, and everything else a business might need.


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