Ben and Kirk kick off Season 4 of LGGPodast by covering the new IP provisions enacted via the recent COVID-19 stimulus package, and they close out with thoughts on season 2 of the Mandalorian.
Wrapping up the 2020 season, Ben and Kirk resume the tradition of the annual Star Wars-themed Holiday Special, going through all of the recently-announced new Star Wars content.
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In this second-to-last of the edamame episodes, Kirk and Ben freewheel about the Baby Yoda phenomenon and the legal implications of the unlicensed products that initially flooded the market, and also discuss knock-offs that blend other IP.
Back together for the first time in a long time, Ben and Kirk talk about how they've been passing the time during the on-going pandemic and offer suggestions for board games, television programming, and preview upcoming legal topics.
Ben talks about key 1990s-era laws that made the Internet what it is today, and the technological challenges they face in 2020, notably the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, whose "notice-and-takedown" safe harbor provisions remain controversial.
Season 3, The Edamame Episodes, Part 9 - Civilization IV Teaches Us about Complexity in Law and Life
Kirk and Ben talk about the appeal of complexity in video games as Kirk grapples with the nuances of Civilization VI.
In an LGG Podcast first, Ben and Kirk are forced by the COVID-19 pandemic to provide their predictions for a new Star Wars story without first spending hours hypothesizing and bouncing ideas off each other. Tune in to get our predictions for Season 2 of the Mandalorian.
Kirk descends deeper into the bottomless pit of Pokémon and discusses the legal protections and complications around the idea of a "universe" or fictional canon.
Ben and Kirk each give their thoughts on what they would have done differently with the Star Wars sequels. Note: part of Ben's segment was recorded in a vehicle, so there is some background noise.
How Star Wars was Saved in Editing