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Newsletter Games Law, MTJG, January 2020

“More Than Just a Game” conference for international games law experts held in Germany for the second time

Dear Reader,

Computational creativity and autonomous content generation, eSports, all-you-can-game offerings. These were the subjects of this year‘s “More Than Just a Game” conference in Frankfurt am Main on 17 October 2019.

“More Than Just a Game” is the Queen Mary University conference series, which has started in London in 2015 and has successfully expanded into other European cities. This is the second year MTJG returned to Frankfurt. At the heart of the format are panel discussions as well as the exchange of experience between gaming researchers and industry experts from all over the world. Like last, the conference 2019 was held at the Frankfurt office of BEITEN BURKHARDT.

Among the speakers were well-known representatives of major games publishers such as Nintendo and ZeniMax, scientists from the Queen Mary University of London as well as representatives of the German Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Board (Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle – USK) and the Commission for the Protection of Minors in the Media (Kommission für Jugendmedienschutz – KJM). In addition, the panel on eSports featured, among other speakers, the persons in charge of the eSports programs of the German Football Association (Deutscher Fußball-Bund e.V. – DFB) and of Eintracht Frankfurt. As in the previous year, the audience could share their opinion at the end of the panel discussions.

In this newsletter, we present the most important topics and findings of the “More Than Just a Game” conference in Frankfurt. If you would like to get more information on the following topics or if you have any questions on other topics regarding the games industry and games law, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time. As you will see: it‘s about more than just a game!

Best regards,
Dr Gaetano Dimita and Dr Andreas Lober


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Dr Florian Jäkel-Gottmann



Susanne Klein

Lawyer, LL.M., Licensed Specialist for Information Technology Law



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Dr Andreas Lober



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Wojtek Ropel



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Dr Axel von Walter

Lawyer, Licensed Specialist for Copyright and Media Law, Licensed Specialist for Information Technology Law