Twitch.tv has grown in prominence as fast as eSports themselves, drawing hoards of dedicated users as well as the ire of copyright holders seeking to protect their intellectual property. How has Twitch responded to assertions of copyright infringement? Is that response legally mandated, or does Twitch have other options available? How can individual streamers protect themselves from claims of infringement? While the applicable statutes are not new, the precise legal questions fall into a fast-developing area of the law; Twitch, streamers, and other service providers will need to stay on top of these issues to ensure they keep pace.
Foster Pepper’s Media, Entertainment and Games group is pleased to present our third White Paper (PDF) covering hot topics related to the rise of competitive video gaming.
Streaming and Copyright Law: A Fast-Developing Area of the Law
Don’t miss the other articles in our League of Legends series installment, Collective Bargaining published on March 18, 2014 and The Rise of eSports published on January 30, 2014.
For more information, contact Stephen Fisher or Yan Perng.