“Life As A Game: Legal Consequences of A.I. Individuated MEdia” @ More Than Just Game lV, April 5, 2018, London U.K.

This past week I once again had the pleasure of giving a talk at fourth annual “More Than A Game ” conference in the U.K. As seems to always be the case, the ideas for the talk were germinated during this course, especially during our various collective musings about Artificial intelligence in video-games. Thanks are […]

News of the Week; March 28, 2018

GAMES Star Control legal battle intensifies as alleged settlement offer surfaces: Stardock’s “unfathomable” demands reportedly include surrender of IP rights, a public apology, $225,000 and a five-year development ban Stardock responds to Star Control designers’ settlement offer claims: Developer’s VP shares original proposal, clarifies company’s position on Star Control IP rights Rare cancels planned Sea of […]

News of the Week; March 21, 2018

GAMES Fears of Bethesda legal action prompts cancellation of Fallout 3 remake: Capital Wasteland scrapped as modders seek to maintain a good relationship with Elder Scrolls publisher Fight for Star Control ownership escalates after settlement offer leaks JRPG Becomes The First Game Banned In The UK For Over A Decade: The game has been banned over concerns […]

News of the Week; March 14, 2018

GAMES White House meeting over violent video games accomplished little, say attendees  Opinion: Trump’s video game ‘summit’ reminds us who the enemy is Trump’s Video Game Summit: Developers On One Side, Partisan Hack Puritan Cosplayers On The Other After industry meeting, Trump highlights alleged game violence effects: Democrats accuse president of using games to “change […]

News of the Week; March 7, 2018

GAMES Clicker Heroes maker compares new lawsuit from “patent troll” to extortion: “It’s as if someone walked into my home with a knife and asked me for $35,000.” Teen Who Made A Dumb School Shooting Joke On Snapchat Ordered By Judge To Not Play Violent Video Games Judge bars student from violent games after alleged shooting […]

News of the Week; February 28, 2018

GAMES Star Control devs file counterclaim against Stardock over IP ownership Star Control countersuit aims to invalidate Stardock’s trademarks: Stardock claims Fred Ford and Paul Reiche III didn’t even create the classic games. Twitch Interactive, Inc. v. Justin Johnston, Et Al. Trump decries violent games after school shooting: US president raises concerns about the internet, games, and […]

News of the Week; February 21, 2018

GAMES Gameloft facing lawsuit from outsourcing firm over copyright infringement Outsourcer suing Gameloft over Asphalt assets and trade secrets: Vietnamese studio Glass Egg claims employees created assets without company’s knowledge Despite increased downloads, Gameloft sees drop in daily and monthly average users European regulator: Nintendo’s strict eShop refund policy is unlawful After 600 days of […]

News of the Week; February 14, 2018

GAMES Steam Purges Developer’s Games After Finding Manipulated Review Scores Valve bans developer after employees leave fake user reviews: Insel Games CEO encouraged employees to write reviews for its own game. Maltese publisher banned from Steam for review fixing Google removes 77 percent of Game Dev Tycoon’s positive reviews Game Dev Tycoon loses 77% of positive Google […]

Au revoir to the 10th cohort of Video Game Law….

  As we approach reading week, it’s high time that I thank the 10th cohort of the course. There was lots to be impressed by. Your support of each other. Your commitment to really going deep on the legal questions. Your heartfelt efforts in class presentations. Ultimately what moved me the most was how you […]

News of the Week; February 7, 2018

GAMES Valve suspends Counter-Strike co-creator after arrest for sexual exploitation of a child Valve Suspends Counter-Strike Co-Creator Following Disturbing Allegations: Cliffe has been suspended “until we know more,” says Valve. Counter-Strike’s Jess Cliffe arrested for sexual exploitation of a child: Co-creator of classic first-person shooter suspended by Valve until more is known of charges Counter-Strike Co-Creator Charged […]