Presentation Outline – 23 October 2019

Presentation Outline – 23 October 2019

Hello all, On Wednesday 23rd October, I’ll be presenting on the application of copyright law to video game livestreams and recorded playthroughs (“Let’s Plays”), which are commonly uploaded on internet platforms such as YouTube and Twitch. I’ll be covering the following points: Overview of Let’s Plays and livestreams on YouTube and Twitch; Applying copyright law […]

Settlement between YouTube and ‘DMCA Extortion Scammer’

Settlement between YouTube and ‘DMCA Extortion Scammer’

YouTube recently settled a dispute with a man who abused the platform’s DMCA takedown system. The defendant in the lawsuit had been repeatedly making false copyright infringement claims to harass and extort money from content creators, threatening them with DMCA takedown notices for content that wasn’t his. The Digital Millenium Copyright Act (‘DMCA’) is a […]

Cloud Gaming’s Implications for the Video Game Industry

Cloud Gaming’s Implications for the Video Game Industry

News of Google Stadia has been met with a mix of enthusiasm and skepticism. On one hand, there’s definitely appeal in the prospect of being able to play games on any device with access to Google Chrome without having to purchase a console. In addition, Google Stadia seems to be taking a step forward in […]

Video Game Age Classification Issues

Video Game Age Classification Issues

I came across some recent news that the episodic adventure game Life is Strange 2 has been temporarily removed from digital stores in Australia, as their Classification Board reviews the game’s age rating. Exploring further I found that in general, the ACB tends to be quite harsh when it comes to video game classification, with a […]