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Writer, former English Teacher, Law School Student, video game aficionado, technophile, and lover of all things nerdy, except for superheroes because superheroes are boring. Fact.
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4:00 PM on 11.28.2011

Good Old Games on PIPA, SOPA, DRM, and other acronyms

If you're at all tapped into the world of tech, you've no doubt noticed that there is a higher than usual number of acronyms flying around as of late. While gamers typically find themselves embroiled with issues of DRM, the S...

Brock Janikowski

2:30 PM on 11.04.2011

Copyright infringement is alright with Angry Birds

Most companies go out of their way to protect their intellectual property. The scenarios, stories, and characters found in famous gaming titles are the lifeblood of many companies; allowing others to take their creative works...

Brock Janikowski

4:00 PM on 10.26.2011

Should anyone own DOTA?

On August 8th, 2010, Valve filed for the trademark "DOTA" in anticipation of their latest title, DOTA 2. Just over a year later, the final stages of this process have arrived. The US Patent and Trademark Office is ready to gi...

Brock Janikowski

4:00 PM on 10.21.2011

The art of copying a videogame

It can be frustrating when the law seems to get in the way of videogames, and doubly so when lawsuits seem ridiculous. Regardless of how you feel about gaming lawsuits, there are times when the law should step in to protect d...

Brock Janikowski

4:00 PM on 10.14.2011

Just how evil is ZeniMax?

[Editor's note: Brock Janikowski is currently a law school student with an interesting take on the recent ZeniMax scandal. He will be contributing to Destructoid every once and a while with features focusing on the fascinatin...

Brock Janikowski