LotG Episode 16: Warning! System Failure!
- I. Today’s topic is a listener mail topic submitted by Pete Griffith aka @pedr. It’s a recent lawsuit involving a game called “Triple Town” and a game called “Yeti Town” – an issue that implicates the question of whether game systems are protectable under copyright law.
- II. Announcement! GenCon Event Registration opened yesterday. If you’re attending, be sure to come meet us at our free question and answer panel on Law for Geeks – with Justin D. Jacobson, a fellow attorney and gamer over in Florida. Friday at 3pm! Find the catalogue on GenCon’s website, here!
- III. Another announcement! If you’re in the STL area, check out the Wentzville Renaissance Faire, which also opened this past weekend. Get directions and more information, here.
- IV. Let’s get to the main topic! Background on Triple Town and Yeti Town.
- V. The Complaint: filed in the US District Court for the Western District of Washington at Seattle. 12-cv-147. Spry Fox, LLC v. Lolapps, Inc. et al.
- VI. We talk about the similarities alleged in complaint. And Geoff loses all Star Wars related geek cred. WAMPA!
- VII. The current status of the suit.
- VIII. Are games protected by copyright law? Let’s break it down!! What is and what isn’t protected.
- IX. How the suit may play out.
- X. Come play Fiasco with Melina at “Game Day” in Arnold. Details here.
- XI. Thanks for listening! Have a great Memorial Day Weekend! Catch us in 2 weeks!
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