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  • 1. DAN L. BURK SCHOOL OF LAW UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE Copyright and Paratext In on-line gaming
  • 2. Gaming Capital <ul><li>Accumulated Expertise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reputation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Status </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community position </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Business Models </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gaming capital drives play </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gaming capital drives cheating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Value capture decision </li></ul></ul>
  • 3. Gaming Capital
  • 4. Paratexts <ul><li>Texts Outside the Text </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Texts about texts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modify the text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supplement the text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Larger networked text </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gaming Texts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fanzines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Cheat” sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Devices </li></ul></ul>
  • 5. Derivative Works <ul><li>Exclusive Right to Adapt </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Translations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Genres </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Traditional Media </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Castle Rock Entertainment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harry Potter Lexicon </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gaming Media </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microstar v. Formgen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lewis Galoob v. Sony </li></ul></ul>
  • 6. Other Claims <ul><li>Anti-Circumvention </li></ul><ul><ul><li>US: DMCA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EU: Copyright, Software, Conditional Access directives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blizzard v. BTNED.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MDY v. Blizzard </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Trespass to Computers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TOS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blizzard v. Peons 4 Hire </li></ul></ul>
  • 7. Law and Gaming Texts <ul><li>Behavioral Control </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Imported rules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metarules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outside the magic circle </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Paratext Control </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Revenue capture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regulated messages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enforced readings </li></ul></ul>
  • 8. QUESTIONS WELCOME Thank You

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