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News of the Week; January 23, 2019

GAMES Westworld Mobile shuts down following Bethesda lawsuit Bethesda bans Fallout 76 players who accessed secret developer room Bethesda confirms bans for visiting hidden Fallout 76“developer room” Star Control: Origins restored to Steam amid legal battle with series’ creators  Eximius developer uses DMCA to reclaim Steam page from publisher: Ammobox claims publisher TheGameWall Studios “disappeared completely,” after launch, and […]

News of the Week; January 16, 2019

GAMES Red Dead Redemption 2’s Pinkerton agents are at the center of a lawsuit The Pinkertons Are Still Around, Suing Over Red Dead Redemption 2 Rockstar threatened with legal action over Red Dead 2’s Pinkerton agents: Take-Two and Rockstar say use of Pinkerton and trademarks is protected under the First Amendment Infamous Pinkerton Detectives Claim Red […]

First post to the yet unknown 12th Video Game Law cohort at UBC Law

First post to the yet unknown 12th Video Game Law cohort at UBC Law

Welcome 12th cohort to Video Game Law at the Allard School of Law. One of the hallmarks of the course has been how rapidly the video game industry has evolved during that time, creating exponential complexity including legal complexity. As an introduction to what that looks like click on the article above to see some […]

A website beyond schedules…

    In saying “au revoir” to this year’s cohort of students I mentioned something that my colleagues at the UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning & Technology have talked about alot over time – the feeling that boundaries around education are often artificial, and that the notion of scheduled classes within fixed semesters make little […]

News of the Week; January 9, 2019

GAMES Bethesda resolves copyright lawsuit against Westworlddevs Bethesda, Behaviour Interactive resolve copyright infringement dispute: Lawsuit over similarities between Fallout Shelter and Westworld game settled “amicably” Challenges in Filing Successful IPR Petitions for Video Game Patents  Supercell Oy v. Gree, Inc. (December 17, 2018 Patent Trial and Appeal Board, USPTO) A Patent on Games? No Dice. In […]

Au revoir Co-hort 11

Au revoir Co-hort 11

Posts on everything I remember promising to post – done. Papers marked. Marks up. A few extra emails done. Out of excuses for delaying this post. You have been an extraordinary class. It was just so much fun…I really owe a lot to all of you. There are many reasons for how I feel, but […]

News of the Week; January 2, 2019

GAMES Star Control: Origins pulled from sale following DMCA takedown notice Star Control creators block Origins release: Stardock denied injunction against Ford and Reiche’s DMCA notice, title removed from GOG and Steam Original Star Control creators deploy nuclear option against Stardock [Updated] China issues 80 new game licenses, Tencent not included China lifts a freeze on new video […]