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Sunday, November 8 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Law in the Games Industry: Things to Know Panel

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Are you a video game developer, artist, designer, student, or hobbyist? Have you ever been curious about how legal frameworks apply to the unique medium of video games? You’re in luck!

Legal Basics for Game Developers is a presentation that will discuss and explain the most common legal pitfalls for those who make video games. Ross A. Hersemann and Suzanne Jackiw will explain copyrights, trademarks, the right of publicity, and basic contract principles as they apply to the game industry.

Following his presentation, Ross and Suzanne will field questions* from the audience.

Speakers
avatar for Ross Hersemann

Ross Hersemann

Ross A. Hersemann is a writer, gamer, and attorney licensed to practice in Illinois.  | He is an organizer of the Chicago Video Game Law Summit, the founder and alumni advisor of the Video Game Law Society at the John Marshall Law School, the President of the VGA Gallery, the Legislative Liaison of the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyer Section Creative Arts Committee, and Founder of the video game law blawg Loading Law.  | Ross has... Read More →
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Suzanne Jackiw

Founder, GameDevLaw.org
Suzanne (also known as Zed) is one of the founders of GameDevLaw.org, a blog about legal issues in the video game industry, and a 2015 graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law. She has written articles on the legal issues of game development for several online and print publications. She has spoken at several industry conferences and online programs. She works for IE Law Group, a firm specializing in video game law. Suzanne is a cofounder and... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Main Theater