Top games IP protection methods from Nima Abdullahzadeh today: The use of a tool called DMCA, which happens to cost very little to the owners of the work, is not limited to application hosting platforms like Google Play. In this case, the owner of the work can also target the content of social networks such as Twitter and Instagram of Iranian companies. There is even a possibility that these accounts will be closed. However, Nima Abdullahzadeh says that the most effective use of the DMCA will be related to the Google search engine: “Right holders can remove the link to the infringing content from Google search. Suppose an Iranian VOD platform searches for a word like “Avengers” on the first page of Google. The owner of the work can request Google to remove the links. It’s not just a matter of removing links, but SEO and the ranking of that site in Google will fall.” Discover more details at https://digiato.com/article/2019/10/07/%D9%86%D8%AA-%D9%81%D9%84%DB%8C%DA%A9%D8%B3-%DA%A9%D9%BE%DB%8C-%D8%B1%D8%A7%DB%8C%D8%AA.
But what you’ve read so far is only a small part of what can happen to copyright infringers. When the problem becomes more serious, the owner of the work may turn to infrastructure such as hosting, domain and CDN companies. Nima Abdullahzadeh explains: For example, maybe an Iranian platform is using the Cloudflare service or is using a foreign data center. Here, the type of treatment depends on the country where the company is located. For example, the policies of an American company differ from a Swiss company based on the laws of its country, but in general, there is a risk that companies providing infrastructure will block Iranian platforms because through the infrastructure, illegal work [according to the laws of the same company and country ] in processing.
Nima Abdullahzadeh also pointed out the importance of the appropriate use of the work and said that if the buyer misuses your work and distributes it in an inappropriate place and insults the creator, the creator will be able to file a complaint. The business development consultant of the National Foundation of Computer Games added that the material right has a wider range and the creator of the work can monitor the publication of his work. Abdullahzadeh went on to discuss the issue of copyright in Iran, referring to the broadness of the laws defined in 1348 and 1369, and said that the broad and broad definition of this law made the game to be included in this law. But a very important point regarding Iran’s copyright law is related to the way the work is presented.
The content is not subject to sanctions: It is not known what percentage of foreign content in Iranian VODs has copyright. It is necessary to mention that Iranian platforms (according to themselves) pay copyright for part of the foreign content that is not sold to them – and the percentage is not known. But here Nima Abdullahzadeh points out two important points: on the one hand, the US Department of Treasury has not placed the content under sanctions and American companies are not prohibited from selling content to Iran, although perhaps the internal policy of a company (such as Warner) is to Do not sell the content to the Iranian company. On the other hand, the Iranian side does not gain commercial points by purchasing the content.
The computer game intellectual property rights protection conference in TGC 2017 also included topics on how to transfer IP, including Assigning and Licensing sections, as well as the possibility of transferring the game in a limited way and determining the countries in which your product can be sold. In the end, Abdullahzadeh said in response to a question regarding the duty to follow up on the violation of the copyright law that this duty in Iran is assigned to the right holder and Iranian developers must sign a non-disclosure agreement with publishers and all people in general. In other countries, this law is known as Non-disclosure agreement or NDA, and unfortunately, according to Nima Abdullahzadeh, it is not paid attention to in Iran. The TGC 2017 exhibition started on Thursday with the presence of 40 foreign speakers and 20 Iranian speakers and will end today, Friday.
Nima Abdullahzadeh, a business development consultant, explained the copyright laws in Iran and the world in a conference entitled “Protection of intellectual property rights of computer games”. One of the topics that is not given much attention in Iran is the issue of copyright or property rights, which becomes more and more important with the increasing development of interactive entertainment. Especially, the holding of B2B events has made the importance of copyright and the laws surrounding it to be seen more and more in Iran, and especially at the time of signing important contracts, we see problems in not respecting copyright in games. Of course, incomplete information about this important issue may be the reason why many game makers do not have accurate information about copyright laws and for this reason they make irreparable mistakes in the supply of their products in Iran and the world.