Lawsuits for Everyone!

March 15, 2018

TCW Podcast Episode 062 - Lawsuits for Everyone!

Thanks @MyMac for suggesting this topic!  We delve into some of the landmark court cases that helped shape the video game industry.  Specifically we looked at the sphere of copyright law.  Starting with looking at what constitutes an infringement.  How similar can two works be, and where is the line if you modify the game.  We wrap up looking at the Game Genie, and how they managed to stay in business because they did not make permeant changes to the games that were modified. 

 

Article linked by @MyMac: http://www.goliath.com/gaming/11-video-games-that-resulted-in-major-lawsuits/

Defense Command: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoNaXAsBbns

Defender: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcQ4l_KeO0s&t=16s

KC Munchkin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07JtE4pIq8U

Pac-Man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dScq4P5gn4A

Lady Bug Arcade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_K7BHmrEsSk

Mouse Trap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZ5y3JvOMDo

Super Mario Bro Movie Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtMZKYnLg5c

Zelda Cartoon Excuse me Princess: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPxY8lpYAUM

Super Missile Command: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DuVjvl4FDs

Game Genie Explained: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C86OsYRACTM

 

New episodes on the 1st and 15th of every month!

 

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Twitter: @tcwpodcast

Alex's Video Game History Blog: http://videogamehistorian.wordpress.com

 

Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode -  Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download:http://joshwoodward.com/song/AirplaneMode 

Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/Pop_Singles_Compilation_2014/01_rolemusic_-_bacterial_love 

Copyright: Attribution: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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