Culture, Identities, Freedoms & Artificial Intelligence, 5-6 April 2018

Games and Interactive Entertainment are the most successful and the fastest growing of the creative industries. In this environment, creativity meets the latest technologies, thereby spawning cutting-edge legal and regulatory issues. The IV edition of More Than Just a Game will focus on the impact of artificial intelligence on interactive entertainment and our culture, identities and freedoms. During the two days of the conference, leading international academics, publishers, lawyers, industry experts and policy makers will discuss a wide range of legal and regulatory topics, including intellectual property law, technology, content & communities regulation,  data protection and privacy, E-sports and streaming, monetisation regulation and loot boxes.


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speakers will include:

  • Dr Maria Ioannidou, Senior Lecturer in Competition Law, CCLS

  • Sean F. Kane, Partner, Frankfurt Kunit

  • Scott M. Kelly, Partner, Banner & Witcoff

  • Kostyantyn Lobov, Senior Associate, Harbottle & Lewis

  • Dr Andreas Lober, Partner, Beiten Burkhardt

  • Dr Ros Lynch, Director, UK Intellectual Property Office

  • Canon Pence, General Counsel, Epic Games

  • Ryan Peterson, President, Finger Food Studios

  • Michael Philips, Associate General Counsel, Microsoft

  • Lorenzo von Petersdorff, Legal Counsel,

  • Jas Purewal, Partner, Purewal & Partners

  • Arty Rajendra, Partner, Osborne Clarke

  • Chris Reed, Professor of Electronic Commerce Law, CCLS

  • Andrea Rizzi, Partner, Osborne Clarke

  • Gwilym Roberts, Partner, Kilburn & Strode

  • Alexandre Rudoni, Partner, Allen & Overy

  • Tamara Sakolchyk, Business & Legal Affairs Counsel, Wargaming

  • Paulina Smykouskaya, Data Protection Officer, Avito

  • Uma Suthersanen, Professor of International Intellectual Property Law, CCLS

  • Patrick Sweeney, Partner, IELaw

  • Anne-Sophie Uccello-James, Partner, LexCase

  • Dr Kimberly Voll, Senior Technical Designer, Riot Games

  • Dr Axel von Walter, Partner, Beiten Burkhardt

  • Lord Timothy Clement-Jones, CBE

  • Vladislav Arkhipov, of Counsel, Dentons, & Associate Professor, St. Petersburg State University

  • Juliette Auverny-Bennetot, Senior Legal Counsel, Paradox

  • Leonard Bendel, Associate General Counsel, Zenimax

  • Mia Consalvo, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Game Studies & Design, Concordia University

  • Ross Dannenberg, Senior Partner, Banner & Witcoff

  • Marianna Drake, Policy & Public Affairs, UKIE

  • Andrea Dufaure, Associate, Allen & Overy

  • Willy Duhen, International Legal & Privacy, Activision Blizzard

  • Konstantin Ewald, Partner, Osborne Clarke

  • Jon Festinger QC, Professor, Centre for Digital media, Allard School of Law UBC, Honorary Industry Professor, CCLS

  • Daria Firsava, Intellectual Property Counsel, Wargaming Group Limited

  • Dimiter Gantchev, Deputy Director of the Creative Industries Division, World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) 

  • Paul Gardner, Partner, Wiggin

  • Cam Gatta, Attorney, Trademarks | Corporate, External, and Legal Affairs, Microsoft

  • Sophie Goossens, Counsel, Reed Smith

  • David Greenspan, Adjunct Professor, Santa Clara University School of Law

What our delegates say:

More Than just a Game remains absolutely unique as the academic venue where emergent legal and regulatory issues relating to video games come to be defined, examined, and understood. It is therefore a forum that serves the interests of all who are associated with the interactive entertainment industry including game creators, fans, regulators, and government.
— Jon Festinger, Q.C.
As a US practitioner, I look forward to going to MTJG each year to catch up on the state of the law in Europe, as well as meet practitioners from the UK, Europe and beyond.  Gaetano puts together an engaging and interactive program, making it interesting for practitioners of all levels, from law students to seasoned attorneys alike.
— Ross A. Dannenberg



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