8 April 2016
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
This is an approved event in the London Games Festival Fringe.
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