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Virtual Legality Episode 116

A Blizzard of Backlash (Pt. 3): On Blizzard’s Troubling Response

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Blizzard finally responds to the controversy enveloping its suspension of Hearthstone player Blitzchung for his statements in support of Hong Kong (and against China).

But is it too little too late?

A worsening Blizzard demands a bit of fire...in Virtual Legality.

#Blizzard #Blitzchung #China


Discussed in this episode:

"A Blizzard of Backlash: On China, Freedom of Speech, and Terrible Contracts (VL114)"
YouTube - Hoeg Law - October 8, 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsKHEdzPMw4

"A Blizzard of Backlash (Pt. 2): Can Blitzchung Sue Blizzard? (VL115)"
YouTube - Hoeg Law - October 10, 2019
https://youtu.be/2hiUe4qoUd0

"REGARDING LAST WEEKEND’S HEARTHSTONE GRANDMASTERS TOURNAMENT"
Blizzard Blog Post - October 11/12, 2019 - J. Allen Brack
https://news.blizzard.com/en-us/blizzard/23185888/regarding-last-weekend-s-hearthstone-grandmasters-tournament

"After a week of protests, Blizzard issues statement on pro-Hong Kong Hearthstone player ban"
Eurogamer - Update October 12, 2019 - Wesley Yin-Poole
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019-10-12-after-a-week-of-protests-blizzard-issues-statement-on-pro-hong-kong-hearthstone-player-ban


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"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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