More Than Just a Game - Frankfurt

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Frankfurt am Main

Mainzer Landstraße 36

60325 Frankfurt am Main


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A day of presentations and panel discussions devoted to the legal protection and regulation of Games and Interactive Entertainment in Germany. Video Game Publishers, Lawyers, Industry Representatives and Academics will come together to discuss challenges, and explore solutions, for a more appropriate understanding, promotion, and protection of Games and Interactive Entertainment.

Pre-Conference Reception 18 October, 6 p.m.

Draft Programme 19 October

09.30-09.45 Welcome (Dr Gaetano Dimita, Dr Andreas Lober)

09.45-10.45 Youth Protection, Censorship & Culture Panel

Chair: Petra Fröhlich, Editor in Chief, Gameswirtschaft

1- Professor Jon Festiger, UBC & CCLS, QMUL

2- Taras Derkatsch, Lawyer, BEITEN BURKHARDT, Moscow

3- Dr Andreas Lober, Partner, BEITEN BURKHARDT, Frankfurt

4- Clemens Mayer-Wegelin, LL.M., European General Counsel, Nintendo

10.45-11.15 M&A Fireside Chat

1- Mark Miller, CEO & Managing Partner, CatCap

2- Dr Gesine von der Groeben, Partner, BEITEN BURKHARDT, Frankfurt

11.15-11.30 coffee break

11.30-12.00 Streaming Boxes - Professor Jon Festiger, UBC & CCLS, QMUL

12.00-12.30 Right of withdrawal for digital content: Felix Hilgert, LL.M. Counsel, Osborne Clarke, Cologne

12.30-13.00 Filesharing - insides and anecdotes from a judge - Olaf Weber, Judge in Saarbrücken

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-14.30 Keynote - Professor Dr Michael Ronellenfitsch, DPA Hessen

14.30-15.15 ‘GDPR how you never knew it’ Panel

Chair: Prof. Dr. Ronellenfitsch, DPA Hessen

1- Susanne Klein, LL.M., Partner, BEITEN BURKHARDT, Frankfurt

2- Mike Atamas, Legal Counsel, Epic Games

3- Darya Firsava, Intellectual Property Counsel, Wargaming

4- Beata Sobkow, LL.M., CIPP/E, Associate, Harbottle & Lewis LLP

15.15-16.00 coffee break

16.00-16.45 Crypto meets Games

1- Dr Christof Aha, Partner, BEITEN BURKHARDT, Frankfurt

2- Jens Knauber, COO, Gamigo

3- [tbc]

16.45-17.15 Civil Law 2.0: The Digital Content Directive

1- Dr Christian-Henner Hentsch, Head of Legal and Regulatory, game e.V.

2- Dr Axel von Walter, BBLAW Munich

17.15-17.45 [To be announced]

17.45-18.00 Closing remarks

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Frankfurt am Main

Mainzer Landstraße 36

60325 Frankfurt am Main


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