Event: Play-Machinima-Law Conference (Stanford University, April 24-25 2009)

Mark your calendar and get ready for Play-Machinima-Law, a two-day conference to be held at Stanford University on Friday and Saturday, April 24th-25th, 2009!

Play-Machinima-Law, is a two-day conference to be held at Stanford University on Friday and Saturday, April 24th-25th, 2009. Organized by the Stanford Center for Internet and Society and the Preserving Virtual Worlds project of the Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources, Play-Machinima-Law will explore a series of key issues relating to what is often called "player-generated" or "user-created" content based on digital games or created in game and virtual worlds. 

Topics will include machinima, game art, game hacking, open source ideas and "modding", technology studies, player/consumer-driven innovation, cultural studies, fan culture, legal and business issues, transgressive play, game preservation, and notions of collaborative co-creation drawn from virtual worlds and online games. 

Experts from the major players in the digital game arena, lawyers, practitioners, and academics will convene at Stanford to discuss the legal issues associated with gameplay in regards to user-generated content, machinima, and game-related practices.

Expect a flotilla of  juicy updates (program, schedule, speaker list, extras) in the next few days