Course Video & Notes

Class 7 – 10.20.21; “Licensing Negotiations for FIFA; + Regulating Video-games”

Video & slides below…

Jon

Class 6 – 10.13.21; “Connecting Ourselves: Gamer Vulnerability in Virtual Realities, Part 2”

Video & slides below…

Jon

Class 5 – 10.6.21; “Connecting Ourselves: Gamer Vulnerabilities in Virtual Realities, Part 1”

Video & slides below…

Jon

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

Class 3 – 9.22.21; “John Milton Plays Grand Prix Legends”

Video & slides below…

Jon

Class 2 – 9.15.21; “If Picasso had painted a round object..”

Second class video and slides below…Have added some slides in answer to one of the questions at the end of class, but will go through that Q&A in our next class as well.

Jon

Class 1 – 9.8.21; “Introduction”

Slides & video below. Predictably, after 18 months away from Allard’s lecture capture system, I messed up the technical aspects. So there is no audio till about 16 minutes in, and then again no audio at the very end. Will do better next time!

Jon

Class 13 – 12.02.20; “Some Final Notes” + Synchronous Presentations “Video Games as a Content Creation Tool” & “Input Mods in Online Gaming”

Yesterday’s last class…A memorable one in all respects. Video and slides below…

Jon

Class 12 – Week of 11.30.20 Audio Slides ” Consumers & Users: Cases, Clauses, & Contexts”

Slides below…

Jon

Video Games as a Content Creation Tool

Hello fellow gamers,

On Dec 02, Chris and I will be presenting on the use of video games in creating videos and streams in various ways. The scope of my part will be on gameplay videos such as let’s play videos or video guides for games and gameplay streaming, the legal implications for such activities, the application of fair dealing/use, and the economic relationship between developers/publishers and video content creators. Chris will be presenting on the creation of original videos through video game software, the commercial and legal implications, and a potential unique defence against copyright claims. Broadly speaking, we will be talking about to what extent such videos might constitute infringements and, if such videos do, to what extent certain defences may be applied to them.

We’ve attached the presentation for you to download ahead of time and, just in case, here’s the link to the Google Slides and the link to a PPT of the slides directly. Let us know if you have any trouble downloading the material.

We invite comments and questions to continue the discussion on this topic.

 

See below for the source materials we used for the presentation.

Common-law elements of fair dealing:
CCH Canadian Ltd v Law Society of Upper Canada, 2004 SCC 13 (CanLII), [2004] 1 SCR 339, paras 51, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, and 59.
https://www.canlii.org/en/ca/scc/doc/2004/2004scc13/2004scc13.html

US statutory elements of fair use:
17 USCA § 107.
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/107

Discussion of commerciality in fair use:
Harper & Row Publishers, Inc v Nation Enterprises, 471 US 539, 542–43, 105 S Ct 2218, 2221, 85 L Ed 2d 588 (1985), para 46.
https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/471/539

Safe harbor provisions in the US from OCILLA:
17 USCA § 512.
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/512

Polygon’s Articles on Pewdiepie’s Debacle:
https://www.polygon.com/2017/9/10/16285188/pewdie-pie-racist-slur-firewatch-retaliation-dmca
https://www.polygon.com/2017/9/14/16309430/pewdiepie-campo-santo-strike

Article on Machinima and Copyright Law:
Matthew B Freedman, Machinima and Copyright Law, 13 J Intell Prop L 235 (2005).
https://digitalcommons.law.uga.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1319&context=jipl

Diary of a Camper:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diary_of_a_Camper

Red vs Blue:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_vs._Blue

Great Battle of Skyrim:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK6RBgMgjL0