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The aim of the Interactive Entertainment Law Review (IELR) is to serve as a peer-reviewed hub for legal analysis of interactive entertainment, video games, virtual/augmented/mixed realities, social media, and all related and emergent forms of digital interactive entertainment. The Journal is published twice a year with articles focusing on the legal changes, challenges and controversies in this high profile and increasingly critical area of legal inquiry.

The scope of subjects include:

  • Copyright, trademark, patent and fair use
  • EULAs and contracts
  • Privacy, personality and surveillance
  • Internet and communications
  • Freedoms and censorship
  • Consumer protections

High quality contributions from academic, industry and legal practitioners are sought and welcomed.

Editors

Dr Gaetano Dimita, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Professor Jon Festinger, Q.C., Allard School of Law (UBC), Centre for Digital Media, Canada, and Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Dr Marc Mimler, Bournemouth University, UK

Editorial Board

  • Gregory Boyd, Partner, Frankfurt Kunit
  • Lord Timothy Clement-Jones, CBE, Chair of Council, Queen Mary University of London
  • Mia Consalvo, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Game Studies & Design, Concordia University
  • Ross Dannenberg, Senior Partner, Banner & Witcoff
  • Paul Gardner, Partner, Wiggin
  • David Greenspan, Adjunct Professor at Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Sean F. Kane, Partner, Frankfurt Kunit
  • Scott M. Kelly, Partner, Banner & Witcoff
  • Dr Yin Harn Lee, Lecturer, University of Sheffield
  • Dr Andreas Lober, Partner, Beiten Burkhardt
  • Dinusha Mendis, Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Co-Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM), Bournemouth University
  • Arty Rajendra, Partner, Osborne Clarke
  • Chris Reed, Professor of Electronic Commerce Law, Queen Mary University of London
  • Graham Reynolds, Assistant Professor, Allard School of Law, UBC
  • Andrea Rizzi, Partner, Insight Studio Legale
  • Alexandre Rudoni, Partner, Allen & Overy
  • Uma Suthersanen, Professor of International Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary University of London
  • Dr Kimberly Voll, Senior Technical Designer, Riot Games
  • Dr Axel von Walter​, Partner, Beiten Burkhardt

Industry Advisory Board

  • Richard Ball
  • Vyte Danileviciute, International Counsel, Riot Games
  • Virginie Gringarten, Associate General Counsel Ubisoft
  • Sergei Klimov, Charlie Oscar
  • Chia-Chi Li, Attorney, Tencent
  • Darren Mulcahy, Head of Legal (Europe), Riot Games
  • Canon Pence, General Counsel, Epic Games
  • Sol Rogers, Founder/CEO, Rewind
  • Tamara Sakolchyk, Business & Legal Affairs Counsel, Wargaming.net

Two issues a year

ISSN (Print) 2515-3870
ISSN (Online) 2515-3889

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