DISE:10 Games, Media Law


Digital Interactive Symposium: Edinburgh

27 August 2010 (10:00 – 16:00)

John McIntyre Conference Centre, Pollock Halls, the University of Edinburgh.

Overview

The Digital Interactive Symposium: Edinburgh (DIS:E) is an annual event organized by the Virtual Policy Network in conjunction with the University of Edinburgh.

The Digital Interactive Symposium: Edinburgh 2010 focuses on the legal issues of computer games, virtual worlds and the issues that arise from the convergence of new and traditional media. Speakers include both academics and practicing lawyers.

CONFERENCE SPEAKERS AND THEMES

Speakers* include:

10:00 WELCOME

Ren Reynolds / Andrés Guadamuz


MORNING SESSIONS

Professor Peter Yu (Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law, Director, Intellectual Property Law Center, Drake University Law School)
Theme: Moral and Personality Rights and the Digital Dilemma
bio | synopsis | presentation

Andrés Guadamuz (SCRIPT Law and Technology Centre – University of Edinburgh)
Theme: Avatar Rights re-visited: RealID and Augmented Reality
bio | synopsis | presentation

BREAK

Assistant Professor Melissa de Zwart (University of South Australia)
Theme: Virtual World Governance, Contract and Virtual Property
bio | synopsis | presentation

Nic Suzor (Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia and visiting researcher at Georgetown University Law Centre)
Theme: The Public & The Private and Legitimate Online Governance
bio | synopsis | presentation

Dr Julian Kücklich (Independent Researcher)
Theme: Governance, Social Gaming, Gambling
bio | synopsis | presentation

13:00 LUNCH

John McIntyre Conference Centre

14:00 AFTERNOON SESSIONS

Andy Moseby (Partner, Kemp Little LLP)
Theme: Business Models, Virtual Goods
bio | synopsis | presentation


Dr Abbe Brown (University of Edinburgh)
Theme: Dispute Resolution and Virtual Property
bio | synopsis | presentation

Jas Purewal (Olswang LLP)
Theme: Dispute Resolution and Virtual Property

COFFEE


16:00′ish AFTER HOURS PLENARY

Ren Reynolds (Founder: the Virtual Policy Network)
Chair

University of EdinburghtVPN:EU

* final speaker list and schedule to be confirmed closer to the event date

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