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|Session Name:||Music Copyright in Video Games: The Elephants in the Room|
|Company Name(s):||Nimrod Productions|
|Track / Format:||Production|
Publishers and developers have increasingly used commercial music in games in order enhance the gaming experience, satisfy consumer's tastes and ensure that content is relevant across very different cultures. With major differences in music copyright ownership across different territories, as well as differences between rights required for digital and physical distribution, licensing can become a dangerous minefield to navigate. Such issues can be ignored due to the lack of understanding in both the games and the music industries.