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Legal Issues in Competitive Gaming


What goes into a professional video gaming contract? What rights do publishers have over people who play and watch their games? What happens when a team, league, or broadcaster fails to pay out? What governs league, team, and player interactions? And how do sponsors and the media figure in? With recent controversies in each of these topics and more sure to come, understanding these legal rules and relationships is becoming a necessity for industry members and fans alike. Join attorney David Philip Graham for a practical but fascinating take on the legalities and practicalities of competitive video games.

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