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Copyright God Mode: Is Russian law ready to combat cheat codes in video games?
The distribution of cheating software is a persistent problem faced by the video games industry. Despite the global nature of the challenge, most infringing torrent indexes are either operated/hosted from Russia or use Russian reverse proxies. In this article, Alena Kuzmina, a lawyer at Semenov&Pevzner, discusses the legal grounds on which the potential software cheating may be challenged under the Russian law.
“Arbitration clause silences an employee”: lawyer explains forced arbitration and DFEH’s authority in Activision Blizzard lawsuit
What is forced arbitration? Why do California employers force new hires into arbitration agreements? How can DFEH represent affected employees of Activision Blizzard in court despite their having signed those agreements? Senior lawyer Evgeny Farafonov at law firm Semenov&Pevzner is here to explain.
Video games: notable lawsuits of 2018 and 2019. Part One.
For our friends at law firm Semenov&Pevzner, the video games industry is something of a courtroom drama, if not a legal thriller. Exclusively for Game World Observer, the firm’s IP lawyers have put together a rundown of two years’ worth of video game lawsuits.