Rants and raves, Vlogs

Al Lowe and the rights to Leisure Suit Larry’s legacy

I’ve recently taken up vlogging instead of blogging. Although writing comes more naturally to me (second language and all that), there’s a certain visceral intensity to being told something straight to your face.

It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while, and then the perfect opportunity hit: Al Lowe’s auction of his Leisure Suit Larry memorabilia was forcefully taken down by Activision. This was followed by the interesting protest of Jason Scott (of the Internet Archive and Get Lamp documentary fame) reading the entire source code to Larry 1 aloud on Twitch. Full story:

Since I was being very critical of Activision in that video, and also quite perplexed at the legal situation, I reached out to an industry attorney, Marc Whipple, who specializes in these matters. He was kind enough to respond, and I made a video of his response.

So there you go. I plan to do more of these vlogs in the future, and — time permitting — I’ll do my best to remember to post them here as well.

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