Sunday, December 14, 2008

LGJ: Regulating Virtual Currency

This week's LGJ focuses on the potential problems associated with virtual currency, and what might drive the government to regulate it.

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Game::Business::Law Conference - January 14-15, 2009

In about a month, the SMU Deadman School of Law and the SMU Guildhall will be putting on a conference here in Dallas, TX, titled Game::Bueinsss::Law. As I've recently been added to the conference's planning committee, I wanted to take an opportunity to bring the event to the attention of my readers and invite you all to register and attend. While I will not personally be speaking at this event, I will be in attendance. A number of good speakers have been lined up for the event, including:
Gamestop's Cheif Marketing Officer, Mike Hogan;
Valve's Director of Business Development / Legal Affairs, Jason Holtman;
The ESA's General Counsel, Ken Doroshow;
Microsoft's General Manager, Platform Services, Microsoft Advertising, JJ Richards;
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences President, Joseph Olin;
and Richard Garriott, who really needs no introduction.

The conference is a downright bargain compared to many events these days, at a mere $200 for registration for professionals and $75 for students. Provided this year's conference is a success, we already have plans for an exceptional second conference program.

I really hope many of you will take the opportunity to attend. For anyone who does choose to attend, make sure to come by and say hi. I always like hearing from Law of the Game's readers.

Friday, December 5, 2008

LGJ: Class Dismissed

This week's LGJ explains some of the basics of the 'class action,' and why it's become a popular vehicle in game related suits.

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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Dallas IGDA Board

A small announcement:

I've been elected onto the board of the Dallas Chapter of the International Game Developer's Association. I will be part of the "Working Board" with fellow members Pennington Ingley, Myke Sanders, John A. Purdy, Donald Bahlman, and Wes Parker.

If you are a Dallas-area IGDA member and have any particular things you would like to see the Dallas IGDA work towards or other comments, feel free to send me an e-mail. Thanks to any readers who may have voted for me in the election.

Monday, December 1, 2008

LGJ: The Name Game

On the most recent LGJ, I answer the ever popular question: What is it that keeps game makers from being able to use real cars in games without permission?

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