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Centre for Commercial Law Studies

More Than Just a Game 2020

2 April 2020 - 3 April 2020

Time: 9:30am - 5:00pm
Venue: The Old Hall, The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, London WC2A 3TL

​Due to the risks of Coronavirus pandemic, MTJG 2020 has been re-scheduled

Legal constraints on games and interactive entertainment

Mythology holds that videogames were birthed by garage hackers in a world of uninhibited creative freedom. This makes the reality that games actually inhabit a post regulatory world all that much more difficult to understand or accept.

Whether or not we choose to acknowledge it, games and interactive entertainment are currently heavily regulated. In-house counsels and video game lawyers constantly have to untangle layer after layer of un-harmonized legislations and regulations to have their creations and services reach global audiences. Mostly, these mechanisms of legal oversight are tone-deaf to videogames, as they are rarely designed or implemented with interactive entertainment in mind, or where they are, they are likely to be the reactionary result of a moral panic.

MTJG 2020 will focus on the nature and scope of the game industry’s legal constraints, with a particular focus on controversial pending legislation and regulation.

The agenda will include:

  • Cloud Gaming
  • Competition Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • DSM Directive Implementation (in particular Article 17 and Articles 18-23)
  • The Power of Video Games and what Science Teaches Us
  • ‘Immersive and Addictive Technologies’ DCMS Select Committee Report
  • Online Harm and Duty of Care
  • Age Verification and Parental Controls

Find out more about More Than Just a Game.


  • Delegate ticket - £350
  • Gold Sponsor discount - £315
  • Platinum Sponsor discount - £280
  • Speaker & guests - Free

Book via our e-shop.


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