April 20 Tuesday

Winners and Losers: Competition with and Without IP in the Video Game Industry, BJ Ard, University of Wisconsin Law School

12:00PM to 1:30PM

Online

Video games continue to grow in economic and cultural significance. The video game industry claimed $145.7 billion in global revenues in 2019, surpassing box office revenues at $42.5 billion and music industry revenues at $20.2 billion. Games like Fortnite and Minecraft are now fixtures of popular culture, and in the lead-up to the 2020 election Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez garnered over 4.5 million views by taking to the popular video game livestreaming platform Twitch to get out the vote.

May 4 Tuesday

ABRAMS INSTITUTE CONVERSATIONS: The Internet, Elections and the First Amendment

12:00PM to 1:30PM

Online

As speech on the Internet increasingly dominates public discourse, the decision-making within Facebook, Google and the like about what to carry and what not is of ever-increasing import.

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