Ninth Circuit reverses MDY v Blizzard (WoW Glider) on Copyright grounds (not DMCA)

The 9th Circuit has reversed the MDY v Blizzard (WoW Glider) case on the secondary copyright infringement grounds (but not one of the DMCA claims). This is important; the district court had held that players infringe Blizzard’s copyright in WoW by playing the game in breach of the rules, primarily because the prohibition on botting Read more about Ninth Circuit reverses MDY v Blizzard (WoW Glider) on Copyright grounds (not DMCA)[…]

Digital Interactive Symposium: Edinburgh – games and media law

I’m in Edinburgh to present at DIS:E run by Ren Reynolds and AndrĂ©s Guadamuz. My talk is on, predictably enough, the rule of law and legitimacy in virtual community governance. Particularly, I want to focus on two main ways that we can look at things differently: looking at the limits of contract rather than only Read more about Digital Interactive Symposium: Edinburgh – games and media law[…]

Interview on R18+ games on 4ZzZ’s ZedGames

Last month, I was interviewed by 4ZzZ’s Zed Games show on the introduction of an R18+ rating in Australia. The show also includes an interview with Gamers 4 Croydon. You can grab the mp3 here: 20100218-ZedGames-R18-EFA-G4C. Thanks a lot to Ray and Chani for having me on the show. It’s great to see a gaming Read more about Interview on R18+ games on 4ZzZ’s ZedGames[…]