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January 13, 2023

Alasauskas Authors Article on Dungeons & Dragons' Open Gaming License for Lawyers for the Creative Arts

Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP associate Amanda J. Alasauskas authored an article, "Roll For Initiative In The Battle Of Dungeons & Dragons' Open Gaming License," for Lawyers for the Creative Arts.

The article highlights the latest Dungeons & Dragons licensing controversy and the massive pushback from D&D players and creators. Amanda provides an in-depth analysis of the recently leaked Open Gaming License (OGL) agreement (OGL 1.1) of the fantasy tabletop roleplaying game, including a rundown of the old OGL 1.0a and a breakdown of what is potentially to come with OGL 1.1 if it is not revised, including deauthorization of OGL 1.0a, what content is covered by OGL 1.1, the differences in non-commercial and commercial use, the fan content policy, royalties and registration, and much more.

Read “Roll For Initiative In The Battle Of Dungeons & Dragons' Open Gaming License" here.

Amanda Alasauskas focuses her practice on Entertainment and Media Law, Intellectual Property Litigation and Transactional Services, Commercial Litigation and Business Disputes and Product Liability. Amanda is one of Lawyers for the Creative Arts’ volunteer attorneys and serves as President of the Associate Board.

Learn more about Amanda and her practice.

Lawyers for the Creative Arts (LCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing legal assistance to artists and arts communities that are financially unable to retain legal counsel. LCA conducts workshops on not-for-profit incorporation and tax exemption, seminars on the law of music, publishing, film, copyright, and mentors young attorneys. In the past twelve months, LCA has provided services to over 2000 people and organizations in all areas of the arts.

Learn more about the Lawyers for the Creative Arts.

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