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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.

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The LAN Party Lawyers share esports insights with the LA Times, including issues related to loot boxes and micro-transactions. Read the article at E3 2019: Is the video game industry ready for pop-culture saturation?

 

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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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