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Virtual Legality Episode 123

Epic Games Sues Fortnite Chapter 2 Leaker: A Lawyer’s View

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Epic Games, creators of Battle Royale hit Fortnite, have filed a lawsuit against Fortnite User Experience Tester Ronald Sykes, for leaking the company's plans for Fortnite Chapter 2.

When do leaks lead to legal liability?

What's a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) and how does it work?

And why would Epic sue someone who is "uncollectable", anyway?

It's time for some llama drama...in Virtual Legality.

#Fortnite #Lawsuit #VirtualLegality


Discussed in this episode:

"Epic Games suing Fortnite tester who leaked Chapter 2"
Polygon - October 25, 2019 - Nicole Carpenter (@sweetpotatoes)
https://www.polygon.com/fortnite/2019/10/25/20932658/epic-games-fortnite-lawsuit-chapter-2-leak

Sample Non-Disclosure Language
NonDisclosureAgreement dot com
https://nondisclosureagreement.com/#NDA_Sample

Epic Games, Inc. v Ronald Sykes
Civil Action No.: 5:19-cv-0476
https://www.scribd.com/document/432043651/Epic-Games-leaker-lawsuit


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"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.

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