Ahead of London Games Festival, Games London is speaking to some of the creators behind this year’s line-up of exciting and eclectic events.
Today we speak to Queen Mary University of London’s Dr Gaetano Dimita, Lecturer in International Intellectual Property Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies about the upcoming conference, More than just a Game III
Tell us a bit about your event.
More than just a Game is an international conference on games and interactive entertainment law, now in its third edition. This year our main theme will be virtual, augmented and mixed realities. Leading international academics, practitioners and industry experts will explore the state and future of VR/AR, how these technologies impact on our behaviours and the way we interact and with each other and the surroundings. Over two days we will address the challenges that these technologies pose to our current legal and regulatory framework, including intellectual property law, privacy, consumer protection, advertisement regulation, licensing and business strategies.
Who is this event for?
Academics, practitioners, in-house counsels, developers, publishers, gamers, students, and everyone who has a keen interest in VR/AR law and regulation.
Why should people come along?
The objective of the conference is to get a sense of where law and regulation are in relation to VR and AR. It is an industry that is morphing and changing constantly, and while that throws up incredibly interesting opportunities, it also poses enormous legal and regulatory challenges. The conference will bring together some of the most exciting thinkers and practitioners in the field to talk about how the law is reacting and will/should react to these disruptive technologies.
Why were you keen to be involved in London Games Festival?
We strongly believe in the growth and promotion of the games and interactive entertainment sector in London. We are the only Law School in the UK offering postgraduate courses in Interactive Entertainment Law, Contracts and Regulation. The LGF is a fantastic programme and we are proud to have been part of the its Fringe since 2016.
What games do you enjoy?
My favourite games are World of Warcraft (being playing it for about 12 years now) and Rocksmith. I also still enjoy playing Warcraft III, Diablo, Civilisation IV, Zelda and Ghost ‘n Ghouls. Away from keyboards and joypads, I play regularly table football and Risk.