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Is Zuckerberg’s Meta playing catch up to video games?

Is Zuckerberg’s Meta playing catch up to video games?

Hey all, Wanted to share this article I came across which discusses how much of what Mark Zuckerberg has been pushing as the promise of Meta has existed to some degree within video games for years. Experiences like virtual hangouts, avatars and exploring virtual worlds exist in games from Roblox to Assasin’s Creed. Here’s a […]

Personality as Property in Video Game Law

Personality as Property in Video Game Law

Hi All, Please read or have a brief overview of the below material for our presentation on Wednesday. Our presentation will focus on questions such as: What is the relationship between video games and the professional athletes themselves? What about the relationship between video game law and esports athletes or popular streamers? Can player ratings […]

Why Can’t Anyone Turn Video Games Into Successful Movies?

Why Can’t Anyone Turn Video Games Into Successful Movies?

Earlier this week, Sony Pictures released the first full trailer for their upcoming movie Uncharted, which is based on a wildly successful video game franchise that included four games and has sold over 40 million copies worldwide. At first glance, this project would seem to be almost guaranteed to succeed. The Uncharted games have a huge fanbase and feature […]

Finally, the Jersey Shore Comeback We’ve All Been Waiting For

Finally, the Jersey Shore Comeback We’ve All Been Waiting For

Hi Everyone (and especially those of you who, like me, never left their MTV’s Jersey Shore phase), I recently came across a bit of news that I thought you all might find interesting in the context of our recent Video Game Law lectures. Last week, a news article came out titled “Why ViacomCBS could turn […]

Class 7 – 10.20.21; “Licensing Negotiations for FIFA; + Regulating Video-games”
A “Classic” Oversight in ESPN’s new NHL TV Coverage

A “Classic” Oversight in ESPN’s new NHL TV Coverage

The NHL’s 2021-2022 season kicked off last week, and for the first time in 16 years, a network other than NBC was behind the broadcast. Disney’s ESPN is now the NHL’s lead TV partner in the US, paying a hefty price of $400 million a year to serve that role. Not far behind is Turner […]

Class 6 – 10.13.21; “Connecting Ourselves: Gamer Vulnerability in Virtual Realities, Part 2”
Class 5 – 10.6.21; “Connecting Ourselves: Gamer Vulnerabilities in Virtual Realities, Part 1”
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Twitch Hacked: IP and Privacy Concerns?

(Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images) An anonymous hacker leaked the entirety of Twitch via a 125 GB torrent link on 4chan at around 12am yesterday. Twitch confirmed the data breach 8 hours later. The leak included (and Twitch is still determining the extent of the leak so this list is not exhaustive): Twitch properties Twitch’s source […]

Class 4 – 9.29.21; “Right to Create or Rights to the Creation”

Class 4 – 9.29.21; “Right to Create or Rights to the Creation”

Video & slides below. For better or worse (and it can clearly be argued either way 😉 the camera was aimed at the far screen and I’m pretty well out of all the shots. Sound is good though… Jon