51 min

Understanding The Legal Side Of The Gaming Industry The DLC Drop Podcast

    • Entrepreneurship

Although it is developing quickly and growing at a breakneck pace, the gaming industry is still relatively young, just as most of its members and, especially, its talent. This becomes evident when signing contracts and agreements as we see players close deals clearly not favorable to them. Justin Jacobson believes the lack of legal information, the pressure from those hiring, and players not understanding how negotiations work are some of the leading causes for this to happen. 
Justin Jacobson is an Esports and Entertainment Attorney, VP of The Jacobson Firm, PC, and Author of "The Essential Guide to the Business & Law of Esports & Professional Video Gaming." His book became a reference in the gaming industry, is used by many universities and was published in several countries. 
We had a fascinating conversation about the legal side of the gaming industry, which has massive importance and it's often overlooked. We also talked about Justin's process of writing the book, his initial idea, and how it was for him that it was so well received. We explore some of the most common mistakes young talents make when signing contracts, the red flags they should pay attention to, how contract negotiations should be conducted, and much more. 
Visit The Jacobson Firm website: https://thejacobsonfirmpc.com/
Connect with Justin on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/justinmjacobson/?locale=es_ES
Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/justinjesq
Get a copy of his book: https://www.amazon.com/Essential-Business-Esports-Professional-Gaming/dp/0367675129/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=justin+m+jacobson&qid=1633391960&sr=8-1

Although it is developing quickly and growing at a breakneck pace, the gaming industry is still relatively young, just as most of its members and, especially, its talent. This becomes evident when signing contracts and agreements as we see players close deals clearly not favorable to them. Justin Jacobson believes the lack of legal information, the pressure from those hiring, and players not understanding how negotiations work are some of the leading causes for this to happen. 
Justin Jacobson is an Esports and Entertainment Attorney, VP of The Jacobson Firm, PC, and Author of "The Essential Guide to the Business & Law of Esports & Professional Video Gaming." His book became a reference in the gaming industry, is used by many universities and was published in several countries. 
We had a fascinating conversation about the legal side of the gaming industry, which has massive importance and it's often overlooked. We also talked about Justin's process of writing the book, his initial idea, and how it was for him that it was so well received. We explore some of the most common mistakes young talents make when signing contracts, the red flags they should pay attention to, how contract negotiations should be conducted, and much more. 
Visit The Jacobson Firm website: https://thejacobsonfirmpc.com/
Connect with Justin on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/justinmjacobson/?locale=es_ES
Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/justinjesq
Get a copy of his book: https://www.amazon.com/Essential-Business-Esports-Professional-Gaming/dp/0367675129/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=justin+m+jacobson&qid=1633391960&sr=8-1

51 min