Video Game Law

Festinger, J. (Jon) ; Ripley, R. (Roch)

Interactive Resource


The interactive entertainment and video game industries are governed by a variety of international and domestic laws dealing with intellectual property, communications, contracts, tort liability, obscenity, employment, defamation, and freedom of expression. The goal of this course is to continue scholarship in the area. || Recurring Themes: Double Standards test (Digital Ethics). - Legal constraints on digital creativity. - The Post IP World – contract or? - Right to create/Right to Mod (Right to Inter-Op too)? – Un-enumerated rights of Freedom of Expression meets Freedom of Thought. Your creation is protected, but not your right to create? - Four memes: Creating, Connecting, Controlling, Conciliation.

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University of British Columbia

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