[April 8th, 2009]
Play Machinima Law
Posted by Michael
Not a festival but possibly an even more important machinima event held at the Stanford Law School from April 24-25. Here is the official announcement:
…It has been hailed as the art form of the 21st century.
…It is redefining music videos.
…And reinventing the videogame.
…It might be the future of cinema.
But there’s a catch: if you make machinima, you might be breaking the law.
Or are you? Find out at the Stanford University “Play Machinima Law” event from April 24-25, 2009.
This two-day conference will cover key issues associated with player-generated, computer animated cinema that is based on 3D game and virtual world environments. Speakers include machinima artists/players, legal experts, commercial game developers, theorists, and more. Topics include: game art, game hacking, open source and “modding,” player/consumer-driven innovation, cultural/technology studies, fan culture, legal and business issues, transgressive play, game preservation, and notions of collaborative co-creation drawn from virtual worlds and online games. Films will be shown throughout the conference, including: Douglas Grayeton’s Molotov Alva and His Search for the Creator by and Joshua Diltz’ Mercy of the Sea.
Register now at http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/playmachinima
Associate Director of the Fair Use Project at the Center for Internet and Society, Stanford Law School
Associate Researcher, Stanford Humanities Lab, Stanford University
Partner, Latham Watkins
Executive Director, Center for Internet and Society, Stanford Law School
Sean F. Kane
Manager, Intellectual Property Practice Group, Drakeford & Kane LLC
Assistant Professor, University of Maryland
Curator for History of Science & Technology Collections; Film & Media Collections, Stanford University Libraries
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Shane M. McGee
Partner, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
Vernon Law Group
Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
Reference & Instruction Librarian, UC Davis
Clinical Associate Professor Of Law; Director, Intellectual Property And Technology Law Clinic, University of Southern California Law School
Fred von Lohman
Senior Staff Attourney, Electronic Frontier Foundation