Q-&-A: As e-sports rise, Prof. Zachary Levine considers if laws pertaining to games will whir, glow, and ping, or will they go on tilt?
E-sports — aka electronic sports, aka competitive/professional video gaming — offers a novel and burgeoning form of competition, frequently with teams and often viewed by large audiences, now including in-person, paying crowds. Some e-tournaments have won huge responses, such as a 2014 event that attracted an estimated 90 million viewers. As this new entertainment form rises, what might be some of its legal hurdles? Victoria G. Carthorn, a Biederman Blog editor, discussed some of these in a recent question-and-answer exchange with Zachary Levine, Esq., a partner in the law office of Wolk & Levine in Glendale and an adjunct professor at Southwestern...Read More