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Virtual Legality Episode 127

A Blizzard of Backlash (Pt. 8): Doing the Con Con

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BlizzCon 2019 has arrived! And with it, an "apology" for this whole "Blizzard of Backlash" thing from Blizzard President, J. Allen Brack.

But when is an apology not an apology?

When it's a con...in Virtual Legality.

#Blizzard #BlizzCon #China


Discussed in this episode:

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

"A Blizzard of Backlash (Pt. 3): On Blizzard’s Troubling Response (VL116)"
YouTube - October 12, 2019 - Hoeg Law (@HoegLaw)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fThE_qOfmaY

"Blizzard Apologizes At Blizzcon 2019"
YouTube - November 1, 2019 - Kotaku
https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=CscJ58tRcEo

"BlizzCon protesters gather outside Anaheim Convention Center"
ESPN - November 1, 2019 - Jacob Wolf and Miles Yim
https://www.espn.com/esports/story/_/id/27984863/blizzcon-protesters-gather-anaheim-convention-center

"December Cover Revealed – The Blizzard Issue"
Game Informer - November 1, 2019
https://www.gameinformer.com/index.php/cover-reveal/2019/11/01/december-cover-revealed-the-blizzard-issue

"There's obviously a lot of controversy with Blizzard ATM. "
Tweet - November 1, 2019 - Brittney Brombacher (@BlondeNerd)
https://twitter.com/BlondeNerd/status/1190337433151229952

"I'm honestly not sure where this line of reasoning ends."
Tweet - November 1, 2019 - Hoeg Law (@HoegLaw)
https://twitter.com/HoegLaw/status/1190338583435059200


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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.

Any and all feedback is appreciated. Let us know what you think!


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

Timecode Title
0:09 Introduction
4:01 "Apology"
7:53 Analysis
30:38 Concluding Remarks

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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