Indie Publishing Contracts: A Clause-by-Clause Walk-through

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GamePlay Space

1435 Rue Saint-Alexandre

Montréal, QC H3A 2G4

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This lunch and learn is a top-to-bottom walk-through of an “indie-style” publishing agreement.

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Doors/Lunch: 12:00 // Talk: 12:30 // End: 1:30

Lunch will be provided. Please DO NOT arrive early.

This lunch and learn is a top-to-bottom walk-through of an “indie-style” publishing agreement. We have assembled a mock publishing agreement based on multiple indie contracts that Fasken has worked on recently, so that you can see the types of clauses that actually occur in real-world contracts. We will go through that contract clause-by-clause and comment on what works, what doesn’t, and what developers should look out for. Attendees will come away with a clearer understanding of how to read and negotiate publishing contracts, and how to protect their revenue share and IP.

Places are limited so you MUST RSVP in order to attend!

*** Note to all attendees: GamePlay Space reserves the right to take photographs and videos during the event and use them for promotional purposes. By entering the premises, you agree to be filmed, photographed or recorded. You also agree that all material collected by GamePlay Space will be used by GamePlay Space and its partners for promotional purposes throughout the world.

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About Michael Shortt

Michael Shortt is a lawyer and trademark agent who specializes in Intellectual property law and litigation. He is the founder and co-chair of Fasken Martineau’s video game industry group. In his video game practice, Michael drafts and negotiates publishing agreements, freelancer contracts, EULAs, and other legal documents that are important for video game studios. As a litigator, he argues cases everywhere from the Copyright Board to the Supreme Court of Canada. In 2019, he was recognized as a “Rising Star” in the field of intellectual property by two international legal ranking bodies.


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GamePlay Space

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