Centre for Commercial Law Studies

More than Just a Game - Maastricht, the Netherlands

6 June 2019

Time: 1:00 - 6:00pm
Venue: Faculty of Law, Maastricht University, the Netherlands

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More Than Just a Game is a unique international series of academic-led conferences on Games and Interactive Entertainment Law attracting an international network of researchers and legal professionals who are passionate about the most successful and fastest-growing of the Creative Industries. In this unique environment creativity meets advanced technologies, spawning cutting-edge legal and regulatory explorations.

Programme

  • 13.00-13.20 - Registration
  • 13.20-13.30 - Welcome
  • 13.30-14.45 - Video games as copyright works and interactive storytelling

    Chair: Gaetano Dimita (Queen Mary University of London)

    The speakers will address the legal qualification of video games as a computer programme or a copyright work. Also, the legal protection for board games and how that may change when games are offered in a digital context will be addressed.

    “Games according to Dutch law: copyright work or computer programme?” Rene Otto (Laywer Van Iersel Luchtman Advocaten)

    “Legal Protection of Board Games from classic to digital” Philip Usadel (Legal Counsel Ravensburger AG)

  • 14.45-15.15 - Break
  • 15.15-16.30 - Serious games in health care

    Chair: Anke Moerland (Maastricht University)

    This panel will address the impact of medical device law and the GDPR on the development and functioning of games used in healthcare.

    Speakers:

    Rik Geurts (Lawyer Van Iersel Luchtman Advocaten)
    Jurriaan van Rijswijk (Games for Health Foundation)

  • 16.30-17.15 - Fireside chat on the role of competition law in the video game industry and platform dominance

    Chair: Anselm Kamperman Sanders (Maastricht University)

    Speakers:
    Andrea Rizzi (Partner Insight Studio Legale)
    Thomas Graf (Lawyer Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP)

  • 17.15-18.00 - Networking snacks and drinks