NVidia's streaming video game project GeForce Now has seen publishers big (2K, Activision Blizzard, and Bethesda) and small (Hinterland Studio - The Long Dark) alike ask Nvidia to remove their content from the project. But many think such publishers should not be permitted, by law or by contract, to effect such removal.
What are some of the arguments these game players (and industry observers) are making?
What are the strengths and weaknesses of these arguments?
And has the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) already decided here through it's ruling in "ABC v Aereo, Inc."?
To Aereo is human, to forgive divine...in Virtual Legality.
#Nvidia #GeForceNow #Aereo
Discussed in this episode:
""The Long Dark" of Licensing: Nvidia's GeForce Now (Virtual Legality #184)"
YouTube Video - March 3, 2020 - Hoeg Law
GeForce Now Website
"The Long Dark Developer Asks Nvidia to Take Game Off GeForce Now, Saying Company Didn't Ask Permission to Host It on Their Service"
IGN - March 2, 2020 - Joseph Knoop
"Sorry to those who are disappointed you can no longer play #thelongdark on GeForce Now."
Tweet - March 1, 2020 - Raphael van Lierop (@RaphLife)
"Why ‘The Long Dark’ Developer Is Wrong To Pull The Game From GeForce Now"
Forbes - March 3, 2020 - Erik Kain
"The controversy over GeForce Now, explained"
PC Gamer - March 4, 2020 -Wes Fenlon
"Remote Play Together is a particularly fascinating one because it basically disproves damn near everything you've said in one easy link:"
Twitter - March 6, 2020 - Rick Huddy (@ThatFuzzyTiger)
"Steam Remote Play"
"Steam Subscriber Agreement"
Updated: November 12, 2019)
"Exclusive rights in copyrighted works"
17 USC 106
"ABC v. Aereo, Inc."
573 U.S. 431 (2014)
17 USC 101
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PODCAST VERSIONS ALSO AVAILABLE
|6:00||- What is GeForce Now?/Copyright Overview|
|10:40||- Complaint Highlights - Greed/ Lawsuits|
|15:00||- Forbes/PC Gamer Dueling Articles|
|29:50||- Complaint Highlights - Same as a PC/Nvidia is Not Infringing/Remote Play|
|37:15||- Licenses, Licenses, Licenses (Steam, Bethesda/Zenimax, GeForce Now)|
|45:25||- ABC v Aereo Inc. (Opinion)|
|1:06:40||- ABC v Aereo Inc. (Dissent)|
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