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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 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, 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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