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

Where Were You On September 11th, 2001?

10 years ago, I was up early finishing math homework at the desk in my dorm. It was due for that morning’s class, and I had procrastinated during the weekend. It was my junior year of college, and I didn’t know that classes would be canceled that day.

I had two roommates in an . . . → Read More: Where Were You On September 11th, 2001?

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