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How Local Regulations Can Kill AR Mobile Games

In January 2017, Milwaukee County started requiring makers of location-based augmented reality games to apply for a permit before placing points of interest in Milwaukee parks. Luckily, in July, this regulation was ruled as unconstitutional by the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Unluckily, the court’s reasoning left open plenty of room for a second ordinance. You […]

An Analysis of ZeniMax’s and Oculus’s Legal Arguments over a Permanent Injunction of Rift Sales

ZeniMax was recently awarded a $500 million judgment for Oculus’s breach of a non-disclosure agreement in addition to Oculus’s infringement of ZeniMax’s copyrights and trademarks. ZeniMax then moved for a permanent injunction, which would stop all sales of the Oculus Rift. The arguments regarding the injunction have been filed mostly unsealed, allowing us to dig […]

A Summary of ZeniMax’s Argument for an Injunction on the Oculus Rift

Earlier this year, ZeniMax won a judgment for $500 million against Oculus Rift and other related parties. After winning that judgment, ZeniMax motioned for an injunction preventing the sale of the Oculus Rift. As always, there are a number of misconceptions about what ZeniMax is arguing and their likelihood of success. News articles regarding high […]

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Hello, world! Welcome to Virtual Legality, a legal blog focused on virtual and augmented reality. VR and AR systems allow a person to experience computer-rendered scenes with real-world depth perception, transporting the user to a new reality. The VR market is fast moving – every month yet another company announces their own foray into VR. […]