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Legal Battle Royale: Not Boring Edition

Christopher Reid  (Counsel, Tilting Point)

Gregory Boyd  (Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC)

Mona Ibrahim  (Senior Associate, IE Law Group)

Stephen McArthur  (Founding Attorney, The McArthur Law Firm)

Location: Room 202, South Hall

Date: Friday, March 22

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Pass Type: All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Conference, GDC Summits, Expo Plus, Expo, Audio Conference + Tutorial, Indie Games Summit, Student Expo - Get your pass now!

Topic: Advocacy, Business & Marketing

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Lawyers are the worst, right? Except when they're helping you decode the hottest, most recent, and most critical legal developments in the game industry! Join attorney Chris Reid (Practical Law for Indies Series) and a panel of game industry legal nerds (and actual nerds) as they discuss (or maybe fight about) the impact for developers of the most important recent legal events and issues in the industry, including things like the 'PUBG/Fortnite' litigation, Nintendo's stance on ROMS, the GDPR privacy regulation, developer takedowns of streamer content, legal action against cheat distributors and any other legal topic, no matter how fresh. The panelists know you love free legal advice, and while they aren't allowed to call it that, they WILL have plenty of time for all your burning audience questions. Stop reading posts that start with "I'm not a lawyer but...", and come get a clear understanding of how the law impacts your work in games today.


Attendees will gain an accurate and detailed understanding of the legal principles at issue in the most recent disputes, suits, and news items, and how those issues impact game developers. They will also have the chance to ask specific questions to an expert panel of experienced industry attorneys.

Intended Audience

This panel is intended for any and all members of the game industry. No specific legal knowledge is required (that's what the expert panelists are for!). Just bring your questions and an open mind.