Book Review – Video Game Law

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By Alan Kilpatrick


Video Game Law, 2nd Edition
By Jon Festinger, Chris Metcalfe, and Roch Ripley
LexisNexis, 2012
306 pp.


Those interested in video game law should check out Video Game Law, 2nd Edition by Jon Festinger, Chris Metcalfe, and Roch Ripley.  LexisNexis describes this work on its website,

Video games, the precocious offspring of the Information Age, continue to be the source of some of the most fascinating and challenging questions in law. In the second edition of Video Game Law, Jon Festinger, Q.C., Chris Metcalfe and Roch Ripley reveal how this burgeoning industry is creating more than games – it is posing fresh challenges for legal systems throughout the world. This work provides a comprehensive, clear and well documented overview of this rapidly expanding legal territory.

Video Game Law, 2nd Edition addresses the overlapping and emerging issues relating to IP, freedom of speech, employment, defamation, privacy, licensing and torts as they arise within the context of the video games industry, offering unique legal analysis and guidance unavailable elsewhere.

Please stop by the Law Society of Saskatchewan Library in Regina if you are interested in checking this item out.  Call Number: KF 3995.F41 2012.


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2 thoughts on “Book Review – Video Game Law

    librarycanuck said:
    December 3, 2014 at 11:21 am

    The first edition of this item, published in 2005, is freely available online as a Wiki Book – through the UBC Wiki.


    librarycanuck said:
    December 3, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Jon Festinger, one of the authors, contacted the Law Society Library yesterday and let us know about an additional resource. Mr. Festinger teaches “Video Game Law (423B)” at the UBC Faculty of Law. Those interested in this area of the law may want to consult the course site which has some useful resources: Resources listed on the course site are open and free to use. They include YouTube videos, tutorials, recent blogs, and relevant news stories.

    Please check out this resource!


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