Webinar Invitation: Russia’s Impending Localization Law

Dear All, On Thu, Aug 27 at 2PM BST / 5PM MSK / 9AM EST DataGuidance will be hosting a complimentary webinar: ‘Russia’s impending localization law – A global privacy trend?‘ Speakers will include Julia Borden-Le Berre (Senior Regional Counsel Privacy & Data Protection, Mastercard), Steve Wright (Chief Privacy Officer, Unilever), my colleague Anastasia Zagorodnaya (Of Counsel, Dentons) and myself – Vladislav…

Impact of Personal Data Law on Video Game Industry: A Russian Perspective (2014)

Personal data is one of those areas of law which started to develop rapidly following the development of electronic communication. Increasing technical capabilities for fast and efficient transfer of large amounts of data posed new threats to privacy which resulted in appearance of new legal institutions supplementing old-fashioned privacy rules. Many legal systems adopted specific provisions on protection of personal…

Video Game Regulation in Russia: A Brief Overview (2014)

There is currently no set of regulations in Russia which would target video games specifically, however there are a variety of rules, both established and novel, which are applicable to this particular industry. At least the following critical areas can be identified as far as it comes to the Russian law: intellectual property, gambling, content, virtual property and data protection.…

Game Developers Conference Europe 2014 / Gamescom: Fresh Impressions and Useful Tips for Future Events

You might be aware of the name of Don Daglow, a legendary game designer and producer, known among PC gamers mostly for the first graphical MMORPG Neverwinter Nights launched in 1991 (not to confuse with the modern series of the same title). At that, Mr. Daglow is reported to be one of the participants of the first ever Game Developers Conference,…

Game Design: Lawyers Are Useful?! 0_o

This presentation conveys a fresh look at law and games. The connection is threefold. First, obviously, games obviously are regulated by law and may form subject matter of legal relationships. Then, less apprently, law may help to find new general design decisions, such as was with virtual currency in general. Finally, law and games as formal systems of rules are…

Let’s Meet at the Game Developers Conference Europe 2014!

On August 11-13, 2014 I will be in Cologne, Germany at the Game Developers Conference Europe 2014. I will be happy to get in touch with any interested professionals from computer game and other industries to discuss any of the relevant topics, ranging from launches of computer games on Russian market to such creative issues, as for instance, designing virtual legal…