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