The Arcade 2.0™
Video Game Law Blog

The Arcade “2.0” is a recognition that the simple legal issues that once walked hand-in-hand with a traditional video arcade have now been displaced by sophisticated, complex legal issues ranging from patenting the algorithms that allow video games to operate, attempted regulation by State legislatures of gaming content that is protected speech under the First Amendment, to money laundering by using virtual currency.

The Implications of Classifying Esports as a Sport

Braxton Padgett Tuesday, 09 January 2018
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Due in part to the rise of online streaming platforms, competitive gaming, commonly called esports, has exploded over the past decade. The emergence of the industry has roused debate about whether esports should be considered a sport. Particularly those heavily involved in the industry believe that esports have much in common with traditional sports and should be classified as such. Those on the other side of the argument often point to the lack of physical exertion as a reason to avoid classify...
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The Changing Relationships within Esports: Know Your Legal Rights

Braxton Padgett Tuesday, 07 November 2017
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Once regarded as a niche endeavor, the world of esports is increasingly becoming a part of mainstream culture. Thanks largely to a thriving esports industry in South Korea and the rise of accessible streaming platforms such as Twitch.tv, the last decade has seen an incredible surge in viewership. Esports events, such as Dota 2's The International, pull in millions of viewers each year excited to root for their favorite team. But as esports has found its footing, the industry has begun to reasses...
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