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Two lawyers tackle cutting-edge topics at the intersection of video games, law, and business. Through debate, discussion, and interviews, LPL episodes explore issues facing everyone in the fast-developing gaming industry. No aimbots allowed.

LAN Party Lawyers


S1:E8 - Censoring Online Influencers: FTC Endorsement Guidelines and the First Amendment

S1:E8 - Censoring Online Influencers: FTC Endorsement Guidelines and the First Amendment

May 22, 2019

The FTC regulates endorsements and promotions by online influencers, including those in the gaming space. Join Steve and Nick as they discuss these guidelines as well as best practices for both influencers and companies behind the campaigns. They also interview First Amendment lawyer Justin Wales and discuss the guidelines’ impact on online speech.

S1:E7 - Unfinished Business: Legal and Practical Issues with Early Access Games

S1:E7 - Unfinished Business: Legal and Practical Issues with Early Access Games

May 8, 2019

Steve and Nick explain the Early Access model for releasing games, explore the legal and practical considerations that come with it, and debate its impact on the gaming industry.

S1:E6 -  The Impact of Net Neutrality on the Esports and E-Gaming Industry

S1:E6 - The Impact of Net Neutrality on the Esports and E-Gaming Industry

April 24, 2019

Steve and Nick discuss the state of the law on net neutrality, and the cases for and against it. They also explore its rarely discussed impact on esports and the video game industry with professional streamer Kevin Murray (aka kmagic101), who offers valuable insight and a unique perspective on this hot-button topic.

S1:E5 -  Bugging Out: The Legal Effects of Bugs and Glitches in Games

S1:E5 - Bugging Out: The Legal Effects of Bugs and Glitches in Games

April 10, 2019

Steve and Nick explore the legal consequences of bugs in video games and exploits in esports with litigator and former prosecutor Jack Clabby.

S1:E4 - Raiding Your Vault: Cybersecurity in Gaming

S1:E4 - Raiding Your Vault: Cybersecurity in Gaming

March 26, 2019

Steve and Nick discuss cybersecurity incidents impacting the video game industry, from brute-force attacks to swatting. They also interview professional streamer Ben Bowman (AKA Professor Broman), and review potential legal recourse for those who have suffered a gaming-related cyber incident.

LAN Party Lawyers Live at Ultimate Gamer Miami

LAN Party Lawyers Live at Ultimate Gamer Miami

March 15, 2019

In this special episode recorded live on the floor of the inaugural UG competition in Miami, Steve and Nick interview UG CEO Steve Suarez and Esports host/commentator Arda Ocal. They discuss the vision behind UG and the rise and future of the Esports industry from an insider's perspective.

S1:E3 - Even the Games Have Eyes: Data Privacy and Gaming

S1:E3 - Even the Games Have Eyes: Data Privacy and Gaming

March 13, 2019

Steve and Nick take a deep dive into the emerging legal issues surrounding data privacy in gaming. They discuss the history of data collection in games and how that data has been used, and explore some of the regulatory restraints and challenges facing industry players. Then, in the 1v1 Showdown they debate various approaches to regulating these sensitive issues.

S1:E2 - One Step Closer to Skynet: Artificial Intelligence and Gaming

S1:E2 - One Step Closer to Skynet: Artificial Intelligence and Gaming

February 27, 2019

Steve and Nick examine how increasingly complex AI and neural networks have been developed using games as the testing grounds. They also interview Pedro Pavón, a thought leader in AI, about the legal and policy implications AI has for the future.

S1:E1 - All-In on Loot Boxes

S1:E1 - All-In on Loot Boxes

February 12, 2019

In this inaugural episode of LAN Party Lawyers, Steve and Nick discuss the increasingly popular phenomenon of including loot boxes in digital games. They also examine the growing concerns about loot boxes by regulators around the world and debate whether loot boxes should be considered a form of gambling.

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