On this week’s show (episode 177), host Andrew Eisen is joined by special guest Carol Pinchefsky (sitting in for E. Zachary Knight) to discuss new research that suggests that interest gaming competition wanes with age (10:58 mark), Hatred developer Creative Destruction’s newest game “IS Defense” (20:22), Zoe Quinn dropping her harassment lawsuit against her ex-boyfriend
Two years ago, the Supreme Court ruled on Brown vs EMA. This case sprung from California’s attempt to treat violent video games in a similar fashion to alcohol, tobacco and pornography. That law was passed in 2005 and went from court to court till the Supreme Court took it up in 2010. California wasn’t alone
Two years ago today, the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of the First Amendment rights of gamers and the games industry. This ruling came about after years of legal battles between the games industry and various states. This particular ruling was over a legal dispute between the state of California and the games industry.
The First Sale Doctrine has been an important part of copyright law for well over a hundred years now and an important part of the gaming culture for the last 30 years or so. Unfortunately, these last few decades have also seen a lot of effort to erode what protections consumers have to resale their