Class 5 – 10/13/17 “Connecting Ourselves: Gamer Vulnerability in Virtual Realities” & Charlotte Chamberlain

Class 5 – 10/13/17 “Connecting Ourselves: Gamer Vulnerability in Virtual Realities” & Charlotte Chamberlain

In the website introduction to last weeks video (where my presentation had no audible sound) and slides, I said that “Usually there is one glitch a year”. I distinctly remember wondering whether fate was being tempted in that act. Well, whatever believe, this weeks video had some incomprehensible glitches that are still being investigated technically. The […]

News of the Week; October 11, 2017

GAMES Epic sues alleged Fortnite hackers Brandon Broom and Charles Vraspir How anime landed BattleTech and the MechWarrior games in legal trouble “It’s disturbing that Wolfenstein can be considered a controversial political statement”: Bethesda marketing boss Pete Hines discusses publisher’s marketing for upcoming anti-Nazi shooter Bethesda: Anti-Nazi game wasn’t meant to “incite political discussions” – […]

Slides From Talk To VGBA Summit North

Slides From Talk To VGBA Summit North

Had a great time doing a talk and a panel at the VGBA Summit North last week. Slides from the talk are below. For students in Video Game Law they are mostly redundant (by design) with our Week 5 class, although there are some notable deviations. They are really intended for attendees of the Summit […]

Irresistible (FREE) Offer: Video Game Bar Association Summit North @ Allard Hall This Thursday & Friday October 12 & 13

Irresistible (FREE) Offer: Video Game Bar Association Summit North @ Allard Hall This Thursday & Friday October 12 & 13

Sponsored by McMillan LLP, Fasken Martineau and UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law, the Video Game Bar Association Summit North is coming to Allard Hall on October 12th and 13th.  The Video Game Bar Association connects lawyers from across the globe who act in the interactive, gaming and social media space, holding annual events […]

Class 4 – 10/6/2017; “Right to CreaTE or Rights to the Creation” & Rob Patterson

Class 4 – 10/6/2017; “Right to CreaTE or Rights to the Creation” & Rob Patterson

We had a fluky confluence of events where I forgot to turn on my microphone and the usually reliable back-up desk microphone wasn’t working either. The result is that there is virtually no audio until Rob’s presentation which is clear as a bell. My talk is for lip-readers only I’m afraid. Usually there is one […]

News of the Week; October 4, 2017

GAMES Nintendo Creators Program cuts off livestreamers: YouTube Live broadcasts no longer allowed under revenue share initiative Nintendo no longer welcoming YouTube livestreams of its games: Live gameplay no longer allowed for channels in Nintendo’s revenue sharing program. Nintendo Bars Its YouTube Partners From Monetizing Their Live Streams Community registered designs & the CJEU – […]

Class 3 – 9/29/2017; “John Milton Plays Grand Prix Legends” & Ian Verchere

Class 3 – 9/29/2017; “John Milton Plays Grand Prix Legends” & Ian Verchere

Slides from Ian and I and video of the whole class below. Please skip over my annoying fiddling around with the microphone between 6:08 and 6:45. Jon

News of the Week; September 27, 2017

GAMES Bluehole hits out at Epic for ‘replicating’ Battlegrounds in Fortnite PUBG devs call out Epic over Fortnite Battle Royale mode: “This was never discussed with us and we don’t feel that it’s right,” says head of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds dev Bluehole EU Commission: “No evidence that piracy affects video games sales” – Report suggests illegal consumption actually benefits […]

Anoop Desai’s Follow-Up’s

Anoop Desai’s Follow-Up’s

Last week’s guest Anoop Desai of Electronic Arts has sent some follow up links for references he made during his talk. You will find them by clicking on the images below: He also reminded everyone to watch “Indie Game” for all purposes, and Episode 10, Season3 of “Halt & Catch Fire” for a great explanation […]

Class 3 Guest Speaker: Ian Verchere

Ian Verchere is the Co-Founder of Session Games and has been a “must-see” part of this course for many years. His talks are always deeply and passionately rooted in the creator’s ethos. It is through that core lens that Ian explores legal and normative constraints and freedoms with insight and frequent surprises . Ian’s Linked […]