Growing Legal Issues In The Video Game Industry

Law360, New York (November 26, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- When you start playing games on your Nintendo Wii, your Microsoft Xbox 360 or even your computer, you might not realize the thorny legal and business issues behind the amazing graphics and the gripping musical score.

Digital gaming is one of the world’s fastest growth industries — up 26 percent last year, even with the economic slowdown — and it is no surprise that where there is money, there are lawsuits.

One of the trickiest areas is the intersection of intellectual property law and virtual worlds....
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