Games are getting bigger. As they get bigger, they become big business. And as they become big business, they attract lawsuits, and lawsuits attract lawyers. Video game lawyers.
The LA Times have an interesting article up about how many of America's biggest law firms have, in recognition of both the specialist needs and increasing size of the games business, established teams dedicated to the medium.
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton have, for example, a team of twenty lawyers who deal with nothing but video games. Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger, one of Los Angeles' biggest firms, also have a big, specialist gaming team.
They deal with class actions, they deal with business disputes, they deal with anything and everything in between. Even property disputes in virtual worlds.
Full article - worth reading for budding legal eagles with a taste for gaming - below.
These lawyers got (video) game [LA Times]