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Entertainment and Sports Law Litigation

Attorneys’ Primer on Video Game Mods

As far as software developers are concerned, video game modifications are not always a bad thing. The greatest cause for concern, however, arises when a modder creates a standalone game without permission from the developer — and then the new game takes market share away from the original.

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A year ago, the word “fortnight” was relegated to relative obscurity — an archaic way of saying two weeks. In July 2017, however, all that changed. After software developer Epic Games released the blockbuster video game Fortnite Battle Royale — a multi-platform, free-to-play game in which players participate in a cartoonish fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic world — the word “fortnite” can now be heard everywhere.

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