Session Information

Law - The Hidden Dungeon

Speaker(s):

Tobias Haar, LL.M., MBA (Gameforge Group)
Dr. Claas Oehler (Ihde & Partner)
Jakub Kubalski (Domański Zakrzewski Palinka )

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<p>Meet the Experts on publishing Online Games in 2014 - top 10 current legal issues.</p> <p>Tobias Haar, LL.M. (Legal Informatics) / Claas Oehler (Certified Specialist for copyright- and media law; Certified Specialist for corporate law and comercial law)</p> <p>An interactive panel on conducting an international launch of an online game, including licensing, CompliAnce and liability</p> <p>The speakers have an industry background and a rich experience. Using the example of a simulated product development and launch of a multi-platform online game in Europe, they will address the relevant legal issues and discuss hands-on solutions. This includes questions of consumer protection, adapting the ordering process and addressing children pursuant to the latest topical court decisions. And not to forget some of the pending tax</p> <p>The speakers have many years of experience as advisors of numerous major companies in the games industry, both as in-house counsel and as attorneys, and they have first-hand experience in game development and launch of products.</p>
Audience adressed: 
TBA
Takeaway: 

The panel is meant to be interactive; participants may ask questions or discuss alternative scenarios at any time, such as:
Are they all nuts? -- EU Directive on Consumer Rights

What are the legal requirements for games under
the new EU Consumer Rights Directive and the
national laws through which it is implemented
(starting by June 2014)?
Which additional information must be given during
the transaction?
What is the legal situation regarding in-game and
in-app purchases?
Limits on Free-2-Play games

How to avoid unnecessary costs relating to:

Withholding Taxes
Value-Added Taxes
Social Contribution for Artists

Current trends in data protection law and laws for the protection of minors

Age Rating
USK, PEGI, ESRB, ICRA – so, what now?
Advertising – the ruling of the German Federal High
Court of Justice on “Runes of Magic”
Advertising – the OFT guidelines and upcoming EU
legislation

These are just some of the keywords/buzz TOPICS which will be touched upon in the presentations.

Session Type: 
Panel
Track: 
Legal
Experience level adressed: 
Intermediate
Room: 
R2 Moskau2 (OG)

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