“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 v. Social Media: Some Observations”. If you reflect on video games deeply enough you can see that they represented a form of social media long before that term became fashionable. In that context most of what I had to say could be applied equally to game forums and in-game communications.Slides above.