Issues/Your Take

Dance Emotes in Fortnite Stir Up Controversy (Again….)

Dance Emotes in Fortnite Stir Up Controversy (Again….)

Our discussion today regarding the ability to copyright certain “signature” moves in games reminded me of Fortnite and some recent controversy that I’d like to share. Fortnite, like many multiplayer games, allows users to “emote” (i.e. the player’s avatar or character will project certain actions like a thumbs-up or dance for other players to see). […]

“Am I playing a character, or am I being me?”

“Am I playing a character, or am I being me?”

Hi everyone, The question posed in class reminded me of a hot debate that happened last summer in one of my Facebook groups. The group consists of players, 25 years and older, who play the video game “Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH)” (the group name: Animal Crossing for 25+). For those of you who don’t […]

Video Presentation: Is Streaming Fair Dealing?

Video Presentation: Is Streaming Fair Dealing?

Hi everyone! I wrote my final paper on the topic of the legality of streaming. I was originally intended for my presentation to recap the whole issue. Unfortunately, there ended up being a lot more to say than I anticipated. For my presentation, I’ve just provided a brief intro to the issue, then applied the […]

Final Paper – Comparative Discussion on App Distribution on Mobile Smart Devices

Final Paper – Comparative Discussion on App Distribution on Mobile Smart Devices

Hi Everyone, I decided to share my paper on mobile smart device app distribution markets. Looking at Apple v Epic for a while now, I found out that there were some very controversial findings in that case, such as the decision that iOS was not a product, that there was no market for mobile smart […]

Playing Video Games While Driving?

Playing Video Games While Driving?

Hey everyone, Just came across this article about Tesla’s new feature that allows drivers or passengers to play video games in their vehicle. Because of the prevalence of accidents caused by inattentive drivers, having video games in a vehicle accessible to the driver has raised concerns about the possibility that people may be injured or […]

The Law’s New Language?

The Law’s New Language?

Hey everyone, I hope your papers are going well. I wanted to share some fascinating research related to legal automation and linguistics that my former professor, Megan Ma, is doing, as I think has some relevance to our course. Her research specifically focuses on the code-ification of legal language, how that diverges from the current […]

False Start: EA Sports College Football Release Date

False Start: EA Sports College Football Release Date

I figured everyone is likely going through some “News of the Week” withdrawals right now, so I wanted to pass along a funny situation that happened earlier this week. College football reporter Brandon Marcello re-sparked the rumour mill about the potential release date for the EA Sports College Football game last Thursday, tweeting the following: […]

Perkz barred from Fnatic: a loophole in regulating player transfers?

Perkz barred from Fnatic: a loophole in regulating player transfers?

Hi everyone, I would like to share my thoughts on a piece of news that rocked the League of Legends esports scene last month. Below is a summary of background facts for context: Backstory – skip if you know this already 😊 G2 Esports and Fnatic are two of the most popular teams in the LoL […]

What’s the Point of Video Game NFTs?

What’s the Point of Video Game NFTs?

It’s fair to say that NFTs are controversial. Depending on where you stand, they’re either a bold new future, a fad, or a pointless scam. Wherever your position, though, there’s not denying that NFTs are a hot commodity. With so many tech start-ups jumping on the NFT bandwagon, it’s not surprising that some of the […]

Video Game Streamers and Music Licensing

Video Game Streamers and Music Licensing

Hi everyone, below is Amelia and I’s video presentation on Video Game Streamers and Music Licensing. Enjoy, and comment below if you have any questions!