What is video game law?

Video game law, like the larger category of “entertainment law” that contains it, is really a bunch of different types of law combined together. The following types of law are found under the umbrella of video game law:

  • contract law
  • corporations/business law
  • trademark law
  • patent law
  • copyright law
  • employment law
  • regulatory law
  • tax law
  • publicity/privacy law

Contrast this with something like real estate law, which basically encompasses all of real estate, as you’d expect.

Because there are so many types of law that are involved in video games, it’s obviously important to have a wide degree of legal knowledge! Working with something fun and cool like video games, however, makes learning about these different types of law very exciting in context.


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