[Air-L] Computer Games, Law, Regulation and Policy Symposium

Sal Humphreys s.humphreys at qut.edu.au
Sun Dec 9 19:39:57 PST 2007

Apologies for cross-postings - this may be of interest to Australian AoIR-ers.

Computer Games, Law, Regulation and Policy Symposium

14-15 February 2008
QUT, Creative Industries Precinct, Brisbane

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation 
presents a symposium to explore:
    * struggles over the use and reuse of IP
    * rights and responsibilities of modders and machinima creators
    * jurisdictional issues
    * the clashes between developers and lawyers in creating terms of access
    * the legitimacy or legality of terms in End User Licence 
Agreements and Terms Of Service
    * the legitimacy of secondary markets
    * the status of ephemeral and user-created content with 
classification boards and internet regulators
    * in-game governance and exclusion policies
    * privacy, data mining and surveillance
    * appropriate government support for the emerging games industry

This symposium will offer a chance to discuss the issues of game 
governance, from code through to government policy, and to explore an 
integrated set of solutions to the current problems. Bringing 
together people from creative industries, media studies, law, 
business and IT faculties, industry, government and player groups, 
the emphasis will be on exploring and suggesting alternatives to 
current practices.

Speakers include:
Fred von Lohmann, Senior Intellectual Property Attorney, Electronic 
Frontier Foundation
Dr Terry Cutler, President ACMI, Industry consultant and strategy advisor
Professor Brian Fitzgerald, QUT Law School, Lead in Creative Commons Australia
Professor Stuart Cunningham, Director Centre of Excellence for 
Creative Industries and Innovation.
Dr Sal Humphreys, Convenor, Games and Law Research Group, QUT
Dr John Banks, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Games researcher, QUT
Industry representatives, Government Representatives, Player representatives

To register: email symposium convener Dr Sal Humphreys: s.humphreys at qut.edu.au
For more information visit the symposium website at 

Dr Sal Humphreys
Post Doctoral Fellow
Creative Industries Faculty
Queensland University of Technology
Brisbane, Australia
s.humphreys at qut.edu.au
Mob.  0414 456 078

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