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Mark Methenitis contributes Law of the Game on Joystiq ("LGJ"), a column on legal issues as they relate to video games: I believe I likely owe you an apology. LGJ should have covered this decision the day it was issued, but unfortunately, sometimes clients have to come first. So here we are, a f...

July 4th 2011 at 6:45pm 0 Comments
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Mark Methenitis contributes Law of the Game on Joystiq ("LGJ"), a column on legal issues as they relate to video games: There's been quite the uproar over the past few weeks over Morrowind 2011, the now defunct project which collected and harmonized some 4GB of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind mods...

January 22nd 2011 at 2:00am 0 Comments
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Each week Mark Methenitis contributes Law of the Game on Joystiq, a column on legal issues as they relate to video games: Well, it's GDC week, which likely means no one will be reading 'Law of the Game on Joystiq.' I can't say I blame you ... However, I just got back from the Gaming Law Minefield c...

February 21st 2008 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Each week Mark Methenitis contributes Law of the Game on Joystiq, a column on legal issues as they relate to video games: It's starting to seem like all I ever post about is Guitar Hero, but the game keeps presenting new and interesting issues to examine. I received an email from a reader who goes...

February 13th 2008 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Each week Mark Methenitis contributes Law of the Game on Joystiq, a column on legal issues as they relate to video games: Everyone remembers the now classic "You Stole My Cloudsong!" recording (warning: NSFW). What's less funny, if you're a MMORPG player, is that theft is a real occurrence in MMO w...

February 6th 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Each week Mark Methenitis contributes Law of the Game on Joystiq, a column on legal issues as they relate to video games: Like a bear awakening from winter hibernation, you can be assured that after a Grand Theft Auto game is slated for release, a certain attorney in Miami will come stumbling out o...

January 30th 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Each week Mark Methenitis contributes Law of the Game on Joystiq, a column on legal issues as they relate to video games: It's that time of year again. Yes, it's the Las Vegas convention season, and between CES and D.I.C.E., many of the gaming faithful will have been in casino central before the e...

January 23rd 2008 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Each week Mark Methenitis contributes Law of the Game on Joystiq, a column on legal issues as they relate to video games: The various entertainment industries, from games to movies to books, are replete with crossovers from the other entertainment mediums. Some of these end products have turned out...

January 16th 2008 at 3:15pm 0 Comments