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Class 2 – 9/15/17; “If Picasso had painted a round object..”

Class 2 – 9/15/17; “If Picasso had painted a round object..”

Video and slides from the class… Jon

News of the Week; September 13, 2017

GAMES FTC Settles Complaint Against ‘Let’s Play’ YouTube Stars, Sends Warning Letters To Other Influencers And Demands Responses FTC demands disclosure from influencers following TmarTn CS:GO scandal – Commission rules that influencers must “clearly and conspicuously” identify links to products and services YouTubers escape fines for promoting their own CS:GO gambling site – FTC settlement extracts a […]

Class 2 Guest Speaker: Anoop Desai

Class 2 Guest Speaker: Anoop Desai

Anoop Desai will be speaking to us about the video game industry, it’s structure, opportunities and threats this coming Friday. Anoop is Sr. Director, Business Development & Strategy at Electronic Arts (EA). As such Anoop partners with EA’s business units to define strategies and evaluate, negotiate & implement strategic partnerships to drive growth of EA’s […]

Class 1 – 9/8/17; “Introduction to the Course”

Class 1 – 9/8/17; “Introduction to the Course”

Slides and video of our first class below… Jon

Acceleration to Authenticity: Emerging Trends in Online Legal Education

Acceleration to Authenticity: Emerging Trends in Online Legal Education

For those of you in class on Friday who witnessed me prattling on (hopefully as minimally as possible) about the pedagogical intentions behind what we are embarking on, and somehow are curious about that, you may want to sneak a peak at the slides attached above. They are from a presentation from the day before […]

Crafting Effective EULA’s & ToS’

Crafting Effective EULA’s & ToS’

On Friday June 9, 2017 in Toronto I gave a talk on the strategic essentials of drafting End User License Agreements and Terms of Service to a program on Video Game Law put on by the Ontario Bar Association’s Entertainment, Media & Communications Law, and Information Technology & Intellectual Property Law sections. My original slides […]

“Old Media v. Social Media:  Some Observations”

“Old Media v. Social Media: Some Observations”

In Toronto on April 26, 2017 I participated in The Law Society of Upper Canada’s 2017 Entertainment & Media Law Symposium. The panel I was part of was entitled “#BraveNewWorld: How to Practice Social Media Law.” Being far and away the oldest of the panellists, I proved my age by through my topic “Old Media […]

Trusting Ourselves: Freedom of Thought in Virtual Realities

Trusting Ourselves: Freedom of Thought in Virtual Realities

Again this past April I was honoured to participate in my wonderful colleague, Professor Gaetano Dimita’s outstanding annual international “More Than Just a Game” conference, in London, U.K. The conference was fittingly put on at historic Stationers’ Hall by the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, aided and abetted by a group […]

Welcome Cohort 10 of Video Game Law @ Allard

Welcome Cohort 10 of Video Game Law @ Allard

Welcome. Am very excited to be starting the 10th edition of Video Game Law at the Allard School of Law. It a bit mind boggling to reflect back on nine other classes and all the special moments, and most significantly all the truly amazing students I am so lucky have had an interest in the […]

News of the Week; September 6, 2017

GAMES Nintendo ordered to pay $10M following Wii patent infringement suit Jury finds Nintendo Wii infringes Dallas inventor’s patent Nintendo “disagrees” with $10m lawsuit verdict: Texas jury rules that platform holder’s best-selling Wii console infringes on iLife’s patents Killing Nazis, fighting religious fanaticism the focus of upcoming video games: Games take on new relevance in […]