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Legal Power-Ups, Gaming, and Podcasting: Interview with Haley MacLean



Welcome to another episode of The Gamerheads Podcast!  Joining us this week is Haley McLean, who, with her legal expertise and gaming gusto, takes us down memory lane, sharing the childhood escapades that led to her pursuit of combining the worlds of law and gaming. She discusses her unique career trajectory, starting in games journalism and becoming a lawyer specializing in video game intellectual property.


Venturing into the intricate web of video game publishing agreements, Haley illuminates the often-overlooked importance of legal knowledge among developers. From the nuances of contract terms to the protective measures one should take when incorporating a game development company, Haley lays out the necessities for safeguarding creative work in an industry rife with complexity. Her experience as a legal guide in gaming provides invaluable insights for developers navigating the treacherous paths of intellectual property rights and corporate structures.


The finale of our chat with Haley casts a spotlight on the broader implications of mechanic patents on industry innovation, corporate greed on sustainability, and the rise of indie developers reshaping the gaming landscape. We also discuss her role as the Community Manager and podcaster at MinnMax.


This episode isn't just a chat; it's an education on the critical crossroads of gaming, law, and corporate influence, narrated by someone who's both a player and a defender of its creators.


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Music:

Jeff Dasler - Recused

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