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275.2S sec. 001 - Video Game Law (Summer 2023)

Instructor: Joseph Lee Schenck  
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


TuTh 2:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Location: Law 134
From June 06, 2023
To June 15, 2023

Summer Quarter: 2
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Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 18
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 30
As of: 08/24 11:52 PM

More than half of all Americans play video games whether through a browser, mobile device or game console and spending on interactive content now rivals that for TV and movies. Video games are great fun and big business, but what are the legal implications?

1. How has copyright law evolved in an era when a hit iPhone game can spawn a lookalike competitor within months?
2. Should trademark law prevent a developer from featuring a real-world vehicle or nightclub in their game?
3. What legal issues arise from the inclusion of NFTs, loot boxes, and virtual currency in video games?

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law

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