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 […]

News of the Week; September 20, 2017

GAMES To tackle toxicity, Overwatch now mutes Xbox One players with bad Live rep Blizzard has taken disciplinary action against 480,000 Overwatch accounts: Jeff Kaplan’s team devotes “a tremendous amount of time and resources to punishing people,” and it’s slowing progress of the game Campo Santo’s DMCA strike against PewDiePie accepted by YouTube: Felix Kjellberg believes […]

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 […]