GOG Galaxy: The DRM-Free Online Gaming Platform

I haven’t been following much of the news, but apparently GOG has an optional client to use that will automatically update your games and allow you to play online with friends.

They call it GOG Galaxy:

I found out about it because I just got an email offering me a free copy . . . → Read More: GOG Galaxy: The DRM-Free Online Gaming Platform

Why Does Your Game App Need My Browser History and Photos?

Years ago, I started paying attention to the usage of so-called digital rights management (DRM) in games and made my purchasing decisions accordingly. I might have missed out on some major cultural impacts, but I wasn’t going to passively accept what I thought was a draconian form of copy protection. A form of protection that, . . . → Read More: Why Does Your Game App Need My Browser History and Photos?

Public Domain Jam Next Weekend #PDJam

Copyright law is kind of messed up. Actual copyright law is actually a combination of codified law and legal rulings to clarify or provide exceptions for such laws. For a primer on copyright law for indie game developers, see What an Indie Needs to Know About Copyright.

The Copyright Clause of the U.S. Constitution . . . → Read More: Public Domain Jam Next Weekend #PDJam

Vote to Ensure You Get Political Mailings Next Time

US Election Day is tomorrow. It’s supposedly a tight race, and a lot of us will be glad when it is over if only so we can stop hearing about how close it is.

Of course, every election cycle, there are those who don’t vote. They don’t vote because of a number of reasons, . . . → Read More: Vote to Ensure You Get Political Mailings Next Time

Why I Am Against SOPA/PIPA

I’ve been meaning to write about the Stop Online Piracy Act and the PROTECT IP Act, and even though they have been put on hold thanks to widespread Internet activism, they’re not dead yet, and laws like them are sure to follow.

I am a game developer and a writer. And I do not . . . → Read More: Why I Am Against SOPA/PIPA

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