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Gaming, Government, and You

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What does Google's Congressional testimony have to tell us about the way government views technology?

And why should the gaming industry be even more inclined to consider self-regulation as a result?


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

Rick has practiced for more than a decade at some of the country's largest law firms, representing IT, software, video game, and other technology companies, as well as the individuals and institutions which fund them.

DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL.

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Discussion in this episode focuses on:

"THE SUNDAR PICHAI HEARING WAS A MAJOR MISSED OPPORTUNITY"
Wired, December 11, 2018
(https://www.wired.com/story/congress-sundar-pichai-google-ceo-hearing/)

"At the Google hearing, Congress proves they still have no idea how the internet works"
Mashable, December 11, 2018
(https://mashable.com/article/google-hearing-congress-no-idea-about-internet-search/#X5KAG_vn1SqU)

"State senator wants to regulate loot boxes in Washington"
Engadget, January 25, 2018
(https://www.engadget.com/2018/01/25/washington-state-senator-regulate-loot-boxes/)

"CT. Senator Joe Lieberman in 1993 Saying He Would Like To Ban Video Games"
CSPAN Clip, December 1993
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxVLwm0wNC0)


Blog, "Rules of the Game", at hoeglaw.wordpress.com

On "Help Us Out Hoeg!" a regular segment on the Easy Allies Podcast (formerly GameTrailers)

(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZrxXp1reP8E353rZsB3jaA)

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About Hoeg Law

The Hoeg Law Firm is a business law firm with big law experience and a small firm approach focusing on start-ups, technology, financing, and everything else a business might need.


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