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IELR 4.1 pre-publication event: Lootboxes

When: Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Online,

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The issue of monetization mechanisms (such as lootboxes) has highlighted the industry's week spots with regards to self-regulation. The existence of a direct link between these practices and gambling has been heavily debated and the outcome of the analysis will most likely depend on the nature of the monetization mechanism and jurisdiction-specific approach to gambling.

We have dedicated the entire upcoming 4.1 issue of IELR to capture a snapshot of the ongoing debate, including different approaches, perspectives, and voices.

We selected 'Getting under your skin(s): a legal-ethical exploration of Fortnite's transformation into a content delivery platform and its manipulative potential', by Marjin Sax (University of Amsterdam) and Jef Ausloos (University of Amsterdam), as an advanced access article and you can read it on Elgar Online. The pre-publication event will be held on the 21st of April, 17.00 UK time, as a Zoom webinar.