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MBBP Publishes Articles on Data Privacy 11/27/2013

Posted by Morse, Barnes-Brown Pendleton in Games & Interactive Entertainment, Privacy and Data Security, Publishing & Media.
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IP Licensing and Trademark Attorney Faith KasparianMBBP has published two articles on Data Privacy, both written by licensing and intellectual property attorney Faith Kasparian. The first article, FTC’s Recommended Best Practices for Mobile Privacy Disclosures, discusses the Federal Trade Commission‘s report on privacy recommendations for mobile platforms, app developers, advertising networks (other third parties), as well as app developer trade associations including academics, usability experts, and privacy researchers. For the full article, please click here.

Faith’s second article, FTC Finds Privacy Practices Lacking in Mobile Apps for Kids, covers a report released by the FTC which raises concerns with the current lack of privacy practices and disclosures for apps directed toward children. The report also announced the launch of nonpublic investigations to determine compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and the Federal Trade Commission Act. For the full article, please click here.

For more information on either of these topics, please feel free to contact Faith.

Giant Otter Co-Founders Interviewed by NECN 10/02/2013

Posted by Morse, Barnes-Brown Pendleton in Client News, Games & Interactive Entertainment.
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Giant Otter TechnologiesOn September 6, New England Cable News (NECN) interviewed MBBP client Giant Otter Technologies, a start-up that builds simulations to teach social and communication skills using crowdsourced artificial intelligence. Giant Otter is a finalist for MassChallenge, a four month accelerator program, and is in the running to receive the $100,000 grand prize. NECN interviewed Giant Otter co-founders Geoff Marietta and Dr. Jeff Orkin on MassChallenge and their lead product, School Life.
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Giant Otter Technologies an “Online Game Changer” 07/16/2013

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MBBP client, and MassChallenge finalist, Giant Otter Technologies was touted as an “online game changer” in the Boston Herald and we agree!

Giant Otter Technologies creates data-driven improvisational role-playing virtual simulations that can help change behaviors and improve relationships. In short, their online games aim to teach people social skills and better human interactions.

Their first project is developing a three-dimensional, online anti-bullying game in which middle and high school students will play the role of the victim or bystander and ultimately learn to empathize. Future projects will tackle other challenging situations such as teaching the military cultural interaction skills, allowing sales people to practice with virtual customers, teaching doctors to improve their communication with patients and training managers to lead their staffs.

Keep up the good work, Giant Otter!

Developing an app? Make sure you own it! 02/20/2013

Posted by Morse, Barnes-Brown Pendleton in Games & Interactive Entertainment, Intellectual Property, Licensing & Strategic Alliances.
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MBBP Attorney Mike CavarettaOn February 11th, Adobe published an article “Developing an app? Make sure you own it!” written by MBBP Licensing, Technology and IP Attorney Michael Cavaretta. Mike advises readers on precautions app developers should take in order to ensure their ownership rights are protected.

To read the full article, please visit the Adobe Developer Connection.

For more information on developing an app, feel free to contact Mike.

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