LO2 - Lesson 6 - Legal Issues

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LO2 - Lesson 6 - Legal Issues

  1. 1. Legal Issues Lesson 6
  2. 2.  Know legal issues that will affect your game  Understand moral issues around game design  Be able to identify issues that will impact on your game Lesson Goals #legislation #moral
  3. 3. Marking Marks Learning Objective 1 – 6 Pass Demonstrate a limited understanding of legislation relative to the use of assets, ideas and concepts in a game. 7 – 11 Merit Demonstrate a sound understanding of legislation relative to the use of assets, ideas and concepts in a game. 12 – 15 Distinction Demonstrate a thorough understanding of legislation relative to the use of assets, ideas and concepts in a game. #legislation #moral
  4. 4. Legislation What legal issues might affect your work in this project? Understand legal & moral issues Be able to identify key concerns #legislation #moral
  5. 5.  There are two main areas to consider when looking at legislation that may affect your plans for this project: Legislation Moral IssuesLegal Issues Anything that will affect you in a legal sense e.g. Copyright Law Something that is concerned with doing the ‘right thing’ Understand legal & moral issues Be able to identify key concerns #legislation #moral
  6. 6.  Copyright is the exclusive rights that are given to someone who creates a piece of work.  It protects that persons work so that no one is allowed to use it without the permission of that person.  Legislation on copyright may affect your work here in two ways:  Use of other peoples work  Protection of your own work Legal Issues Understand legal & moral issues Be able to identify key concerns #legislation #moral
  7. 7.  When working for a client it is your job to ensure that moral issues are considered in the project.  The target audience for this project is very young and you must consider how you will make your game content appropriate for the audience.  It is also your responsibility to ensure that the game will not cause upset or harm to anyone playing it. Moral Issues Understand legal & moral issues Be able to identify key concerns #legislation #moral
  8. 8. PEGI Certification What is PEGI and how might games be certified? Understand legal & moral issues Be able to identify key concerns #legislation #moral
  9. 9.  Pan European Game Information is a company that certifies video games by identifying the age a game would be most suitable for.  This all relates to the content of the video game and prevents younger players being exposed to inappropriate content.  The age rating doesn’t take into account the difficulty or skill level required to play the game. PEGI Certification Understand legal & moral issues Be able to list resources needed #legislation #resource
  10. 10.  PEGI certification is awarded across five age levels as follows:  There are also 8 content descriptors used to define games: Moral Issues Understand legal & moral issues Be able to list resources needed #legislation #resource
  11. 11. Your Task  Explain the legal issues that will impact upon your video game:  What is copyright?  What impact will it have?  Describe the moral issues that you will have to consider when thinking of your target audience.  Identify the PEGI rating you would aim to fit your game into and explain why this would be suitable. Understand legal & moral issues Be able to identify key concerns #legislation #moral
  12. 12. Keywords  Legislation  Moral  Anything relating to legal issues that must be considered for a project.  Things that relate to making a choice on doing the ‘right thing’ in something. Understand legal & moral issues Be able to identify key concerns #legislation #moral

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