Industry experts, including representatives from Microsoft, Intel, EA, Disney, DirecTV, Mattel, Entertainment Software Association and Sony Online Entertainment, will discuss legal updates and changes involving various forms of interactive entertainment.
What: Video Games and Digital Media Conference
Sponsored by the ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries
When: Monday, March 17
Where: University of California
Hastings College of the Law
Alumni Reception Center
200 McAllister St., 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
Program highlights include:
“Consoles as the ‘Media Hub’”— An exploration of the legal ramifications involving content produced in Hollywood and technology produced in Silicon Valley. The panel will examine how video games and interactive entertainment are creating a “digital living room.”
9 – 10:15 a.m.
“Bitcoins, ‘Candy Crush’ and Cold, Hard Cash: Virtual Currency and Real-World Money in the Virtual World” — The recent trend to use “real money” features in games and virtual worlds is on the rise. Panelists will examine the regulation of such games and how to prevent fraud and money laundering through real, virtual and crypto currency game features.
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
“Social and Mobile: Where Do Games Fit in the Continued Growth of Social Media and Mobile Devices?” — The surge to create apps for mobile usage as opposed to traditional gaming videos is a cause of concern for retailers. Panelists will review the legal rights of owners who independently produce apps and what retailers are doing to remain viable in a changing industry.
1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
“Video Games and Big Data: The More You Play, the More Others Learn, Ethical Obligations” — The digitalization of games opens the door to the collection of personal information. What type of information is collected and what kind of consent is required? Panelists will discuss the laws and ethical obligations involved in the collection of data before play.
5 – 6 p.m.
A complete agenda for the conference can be found online.
For media credentialing, please contact Betsy Adeboyejo at Betsy.Adeboyejo@americanbar.org. This event is free and open to members of the media.
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