3/19/2013 9:10:00 AM
Most common legal mistakes app developers make
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Most common legal mistakes app developers make

Richard Harris Richard Harris in Mobile Guidelines Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Legal issues are frightening to most app developers. We typically go about our business of making apps that are unique and independent of any other ideas we know of, but still sometimes without warning we get a letter from a 3rd party telling us that we've infringed on a copyright, or used someone else's intellectual property. What do you do? How can you avoid this?

Luckily there are a few important things to remember when you develop apps that can keep you out of hot water. Here are some common things listed by Games lawyer Dan Rogers, to help you steer clear of the courtroom in the mobile app space. This is part 1 of a 2-part series.

He points out something that is interesting right off the bat, that being that in years past game developers just focused on the technical aspects of creating games, but because of the nature of the app development process, app developers wear more hats which include, design, development, marketing, and more. You need to arm yourself with some basic legal knowledge as well, if you are to continue along your journey as an app developer.

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