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Game Development Business and Legal Guide iii Staffing Up in Action ................................................................................................... 86 Introduction ................................................................................................................ 86 See Things from Your Employees'Point of View ............................................................ 87 Challenges Peculiar to the Industry ...................................................................... 87 Good Management Practices .............................................................................. 88 Employ People without GettingSued or Screwed .......................................................... 89 Why have an Employee Handbook? .................................................................... 90 State and Federal Regulations ..................................................................................... 92 Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 .................................................................. 92 Do's and Don'ts .......................................................................................................... 95 Solicitation (Want Ads) ........................................................................................ 95 Applications and Interviews ................................................................................. 95 Anatomy of an EmploymentAgreement--Including StockCompensation ......................... 99 Compensation .................................................................................................. 101 Other Key Terms of the Employment Agreement ................................................ 103 Independent Contractors ........................................................................................... 108 Successful Use of the Independent Contractor, Part One: Is the Worker an Em- ployee or an Independent Contractor? ............................................................... 108 Successful Use of the Independent Contractor, Part Two: The Contract ............... 109 Successful Use of the Independent Contractor, Part Three: Intellectual Property and Information Control Concerns ...................................................................... 109 Avoiding Lawsuits ..................................................................................................... 110 Discrimination ................................................................................................... 111 Summary ................................................................................................................. 113 5. A Primer on Intellectual Property .................................................................................... 131 Intellectual Property in Action .................................................................................... 131 IP 101 ...................................................................................................................... 133 Trade Secrets ................................................................................................... 133 Copyright ......................................................................................................... 140 Trademark ....................................................................................................... 147 Patent .............................................................................................................. 154 Protecting Your Assets .............................................................................................. 158 Identify Eligible Assets ...................................................................................... 158 How Do You Protect Your Assets? ..................................................................... 159 Summary ................................................................................................................. 165 6. The Publishing Contract ................................................................................................ 173 The Publishing Contract in Action .............................................................................. 173 Introduction .............................................................................................................. 174 Long-Form versus Short-Form ................................................................................... 175 Tips for Reading and Negotiatinga Contract ............................................................... 176 Hire an Experienced Lawyer .............................................................................. 176 Know the Basics of Contract Structure ............................................................... 176 Read the Contract. All of It ................................................................................ 177 Itemize and Prioritize ........................................................................................ 177 Size Up the Publisher ........................................................................................ 177 Maintain Parity .................................................................................................. 178 Work for Hire Publishing Agreement .......................................................................... 178 Time ................................................................................................................ 179 Parties ............................................................................................................. 179 Property ........................................................................................................... 179 Additions to the property ................................................................................... 179 Term ................................................................................................................ 179 Territory ........................................................................................................... 180