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More Than Just a Game: Interactive Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law (second edition)

8 April 2016

Time: 2:00pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, 67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JB

Interactive Entertainment is bursting with Intellectual Property. In this environment, creativity meets the latest technologies, thereby spawning cutting-edge law issues. Now in its second edition, this seminar will address some of the fundamental questions on the relationship among interactivity, creativity, IP protection, infringement and limitations and exceptions.

Once again, this seminar will provide a platform for academics, practitioners, developers and publishers to share views, exchange ideas, discuss challenges and explore solutions; in order to map the Intellectual Property issues that must to be addressed for a more appropriate promotion and protection of interactive entertainment works.

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  • 14.00-14.30 Registration
  • 14.30-14.45 Welcome, Dr Gaetano Dimita, CCLS/ QMUL
  • 14.45-15.15 Game Cloning:  Intellectual Property Theft? or Fair Use?, Scott M. Kelly, Attorney, Banner & Witcoff
  • 15.15-15.45 Fighting Bots, Pirate Servers and Other Enemies of Online Games, Dr Andreas Lober, Partner, Beiten Burkhardt
  • 15.45-16.30 Panel Discussion: Creative Use of Third Parties’ Intellectual Property
    Chair: The Rt. Hon. Professor Sir Robin Jacob, Sir Hugh Laddie Chair of Intellectual Property Law, UCL
    Alessandro Cimaschi, Intellectual Property, Legal & Business Affairs, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
    Robert Guthrie, Partner, Osborne Clarke
    Dr Joan Purvis, Head of Rights, BBC World Service Group
    Arty Rajendra, Partner, Rouse Legal
  • 16.30-17.00 Coffee
  • 17.00-17.30 E-Sport, Craig Fletcher, Founder and CEO, Multiplay
  • 17.30-18.00 Legal Contradictions Manifest in Video Game Worlds: Through the Post-Structuralist Looking Glass, Professor Jon Festinger QC, Festinger Law & Strategy LLP
  • 18.00-18.45 Panel Discussion: End User License Agreements and Terms of Service
    Chair: Paul Gardner, Partner, Osborne Clarke LLP
    Dr Yin Harn Lee, Lecturer, University of Sheffield
    Anna Klingberg, IP Enforcement, Mojang
    Professor William Latham, Professor of Computer Games and Entertainment, Goldsmiths, University of London, and CEO Games Audit
    Nicolas Murfett, Senior Associate, Harbottle & Lewis
  • 18.45-19.00 Closing Remarks, Dr Gaetano Dimita, CCLS/ QMUL
  • 19.00-19.45 Reception
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This is an approved event in the London Games Festival Fringe.



How to book

This event is by invitation only.

If you would like to attend this event but have not received an invitation, please contact Dr Gaetano Dimita on and Catherine Pocock on


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