Video Game Law (JD-221)
This course will begin with a brief history of the video game industry. Much of the seminar will then focus on intellectual property issues, including patent, copyright, trademarks, and the right of publicity. The emphasis will be on issues where the fact that games are involved affects the legal analysis, such as the patentability or copyright ability of game mechanics and the treatment of games as merchandise for purposes of the right of publicity. The course will also cover the effects of video game violence on players and First Amendment protections for video games.

Course Name: JD-221
Departments: Juris Doctor
Course Types: Seminar
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