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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

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.


  • 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.


    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)

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

  • 17.15-18.00 - Networking snacks and drinks
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