« An Indie Games Aesthetic | Main | Is Inflation Fun? »

Aug 23, 2005



Thanks Greg - some useful resources...

Jon Festinger's book Video Game Law (Butterworths, 2005) has a much more extensive list of game-related cases, including a number from outside the US (mainly Canada). Unfortunately, the list is not available online, and the content on Jon's site is pretty sparse.

The folks over at Davis and Co. here in Vancouver also have a Video Game Law Blog with useful updates.


Thanks for the book reference, Peter -- I'll have to check it out. And I just added VGLB as an update to this post.


What a great resource. I'll use it in class this fall.


Hi all

I do keep a lengthy list of every video game law decision I can find, which I update regularly. It is in alphbetical order. So if anyone isl ooking for such a bare bones list please e-mail me and I'll send it to you.

Although not as complete interms of listing all court decisions I could find, the course outline for the VIdeo Game Law course I teach at UBC and UVic law schools lists a great many of the cases (obviously those I believe are most important)and does organize them contextually. it also includes ongoing litigation references where there hasn't been a decision or where hostilities ceased for some other reason. I've just finished an updated version and am happy to send to whoever wants one.

Finally the course website http://www.law.uvic.ca/festinger/343-7/index.html contains the actual text of almost all the cases in digital form but it is password protected and looking at the licenses from Quicklaw and LexisNexis they look pretty restrictive. However I am sure there is a way to get them to agree to access for academics for non-commercial purposes if someone out there is interested.

Jon Festinger

The comments to this entry are closed.