Click hereto read this on the WIPO Magazine. "This article, first published on November 14, 2006 in GameDaily BIZ, a division of AOL Entertainment was written by Gabriel M. Ramsey and Michael W. Trinh at the Silicon Valley office of the international law firm, Orrick. Mr. Ramsey specializes in intellectual property (IP) litigation involving high technology and entertainment industries. Mr. Trinh, who is also focused on IP litigation, has a background in information technology and Internet policy issues.
User-created content is a significant force in the online economy. People create and share video sensations on YouTube, publish their thoughts on blogs and collaborate to create online resources such as Wikipedia or open source software. With Microsoft's beta release of its XNA Game Studio Express, this trend will reach the console gaming industry. The XNA Game Studio Express is a suite of programming tools which enables users with relatively basic skills to develop "home-brew" games and run them on an Xbox 360 or Windows-based PC. "