A Free, Open Casebook
by Mark A. Lemley and Sonali Maitra
Video games are big business — far larger than music, movies, and even professional sports. But they have long been neglected in academic study, and law is no exception.
Fortunately that is starting to change. There are more than a dozen classes in Video Game Law currently being offered in law schools. And the case law is developing fast.
Our casebook covers a variety of topics, from intellectual property to the First Amendment to torts, contracts, and property to antitrust and market structure to business considerations.
The book is free and open for all to use and customize. We ask only that you attribute it to us. Below you will find Word and PDF versions of each chapter.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Copyright Law
Chapter 3: Patent Law
Chapter 4: Trademark Law
Chapter 5: The Right of Publicity and Depictions of People
Chapter 6: Censorship & The First Amendment
Chapter 7: Torts
Chapter 8: Virtual Property and Contract
Chapter 9: Reverse Engineering, Interoperability, Antitrust, and Market Structure
Chapter 10: The Business of Video Games