Here are this weeks video & slides…
The video unfortunately starts a minute or so after convening the class, and does not have the slides separately broken out as is usually the case with Allard lecture capture. There is a bit of a story and adventure worth recounting that explains all of the above…
The reality is that there has been a “ghost in the machine” in B101 (and to some extent in the larger video capture system) that dates back to last semester. This week the originally as programmed video recording captured atrium video which the ghost weirdly decided was B101. That footage is of course not even remotely relevant to the course – at least until we get to the surveillance and privacy units 😉
The irony of this happening in a “Communications” course is of course not lost. Back in the day when I used to go to broadcasting awards shows and such, you could always count on microphone and other equipment failures…because irony always rules…
That said our intrepid tech/hero of this tale, Tom Dudas, caught the problem and set up the right recording as quickly as possible, and that is what (with the imperfections noted above) is attached here.
Bottom line is that although slides can provide the MNI (Minimum Necessary Information) it sure is nicer to have the video online.
At the end of the class we viewed Burger King’s take on Net Neutrality. To watch it again click below…
“Life As A Game: Legal Consequences of A.I. Individuated MEdia” @ More Than Just Game lV, April 5, 2018, London U.K.
This past week I once again had the pleasure of giving a talk at fourth annual “More Than A Game ” conference in the U.K. As seems to always be the case, the ideas for the talk were germinated during this course as well as during Video Game Law during the fall semester. So considerable thanks are in order. As promised, here are my slides. Will post video when available.
To add to this week’s net neutrality “intensive”, below you will find (with permission from all) the video and slides from the debate put on by the Runnymede Society which I moderated at the Allard School of Law on March 6, 2018. Both speakers, Ian Bell and Tom Struble were terrific and well worth listening too.
Slides from today can be found here, with a few additions.As promised I’ve added some slides on the Sega TV saga – the game download service from 1995 that the CRTC considered licensing. As well, in the context of the Hush-A-Phone device that arguably laid the groundwork for breaking up the Bell monopoly in the U.S., I’ve added a slide that takes you to the “Cone of Silence” gag in the original “Get Smart” TV series.
In Toronto on April 26, 2017 I participated in The Law Society of Upper Canada’s 2017 Entertainment & Media Law Symposium. The panel I was part of was entitled “#BraveNewWorld: How to Practice Social Media Law.” Being far and away the oldest of the panellists, I proved my age through my topic “Old Media v. Social Media: Some Observations”. Slides are above.
Again this past April I was honoured to participate in my wonderful colleague, Professor Gaetano Dimita’s outstanding annual international “More Than Just a Game” conference, in London, U.K. The conference was fittingly put on at historic Stationers’ Hall by the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, aided and abetted by a group of excellent and generous sponsors. My talk focussed on when and how the law could intervene when virtual reality becomes so convincing that our freedom of thought becomes compromised. The presentation was based on the last two 2017 lectures of this course, and for that I am indebted to class for your indulgence and very helpful suggestions and questions.
Above is a video of my talk, then the slides related to it and finally a link to video of all of the panels at the conference.
Here’s to the 2018 edition of “More Than Just a Game”, and to many more thereafter….