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Amazon Games Studios Will Stop Claiming Rights to Its Employees’ Independently Created Games

For some time, Amazon has required employees working on game projects in their personal time to use company tools and to distribute their games on the Amazon storefront. The policy also explicitly granted Amazon ownership rights to projects created by employees externally.

A company email from Amazon Games Studios boss Mike Frazzini obtained by Bloomberg states that the company has eliminated the “draconian” rules requiring employees to hand over any intellectual property created independently during their course of employment.

“These policies were originally put in place over a decade ago when we had a lot less information and experience than we do today, and as a result, the policies were written quite broadly,” stated Frazzini in the email.

Read the source article at TechSpot

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