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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!

Video Game Regulation: An Exploration of Possibilities

Video Game Regulation: An Exploration of Possibilities

Happy December everyone! I’m sure we are all a bit flustered by the end of term so rapidly approaching. Hopefully you can procrastinate from other courses/assignments by taking a few minutes to view this presentation by me and Jina on video game regulation. I’m sure you know the drill by now with how to navigate […]

Video Game Patent Review Not Time-Barred, Fed. Cir. Says

Video Game Patent Review Not Time-Barred, Fed. Cir. Says

Key takeaways  Patent challenger never served in infringement case PTAB should determine proper service before review A patent validity challenge at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board wasn’t time-barred because the petitioner was never properly served in a related infringement case, the Federal Circuit ruled. The PTAB should have considered the timeliness of a petition […]

Inside the ESRB

Inside the ESRB

Noclip, a video game documentary series on YouTube, recently released a documentary about the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB). This is the first time in ESRB’s 25 year history that they have agreed to allow media to enter their doors. “How Does the ESRB Rate Video Games?” gives a sneak peek inside the offices of […]

Money Laundering Using Video Game Loot Boxes

Money Laundering Using Video Game Loot Boxes

Valve has shut down the ability for players to buy and re-sell keys to access in-game loot boxes in the popular game Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) in a bid to combat money laundering. Only recently, the company announced in a blog post that the online marketplace has been taken over by large fraud networks […]

Planting Trees with Minecraft, Fortnite, and “Treelon” Musk

Planting Trees with Minecraft, Fortnite, and “Treelon” Musk

If you haven’t heard, TeamTrees charity drive is attempting to raise money for the Arbor Day Foundation in order to plant 20 million trees at $1/tree. This charity drive was organized by a known YouTuber known as “MrBeart”, who donated $100,000 himself. One cool Videogame-based response is Seán William “Jacksepticeye” McLoughlin, who held a Minecraft […]

Fashion Firms Are Entering Video Games

Fashion Firms Are Entering Video Games

Louis Vuitton has just unveiled their newly designed skins for League of Legends. Louis Vuitton’s involvement in designing skins has ben known for a while, but the first skin is now official. This shows the development in the industri and its commercialisation on a whole new level. Link for the skin and the history behind: […]

Advertising in Video Games

Advertising in Video Games

I’ll be presenting on legal issues arising from advertising in video games, which include the aspects of video game advertising, in-game advertisements and “advergames”. I’ll begin with an overview of the three, then I’ll examine the issues of protection of vulnerable audiences, disclosure and false advertising by looking at Canadian, the U.S. and the U.K. […]

Better Protection from Loot Boxes?

Better Protection from Loot Boxes?

There has been much talk regarding Fortnite in recent weeks, particularly given the recent class-action lawsuit by a Montreal legal firm on behalf of two minors, to sue the company for producing such an addictive game. Now, a new report in the UK has been released, investigating the relationship young people in the UK have […]

Patenting AI-generated inventions

Patenting AI-generated inventions

Hi all On Wednesday I’ll do a presentation on patenting software and the problems when trying to patent AI-generated inventions. I’ll do an overview of how software patents are treated in different juridictions (Europe, USA, Canada), and then I’ll go through some of the problems that arises when trying to patent AI-generated inventions. Here are […]