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Virtual Legality Episode 516

WALKOUT! (California vs Activision Blizzard)

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1m Jul 28, 2021
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Activision Blizzard's employees have had it with the company's messaging and leadership in the wake of California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) lawsuit. Now the group has organized a walk-out from the company and published a list of demands/requests.

Can a statement from the 200 million dollar man himself, CEO Bobby Kotick, even begin to make things right? Investors and employees may have a different opinion on that score.

It's walks, strikes, and balls today...in Virtual Legality.

#California #Activision #ActiBlizzWalkout


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Discussed in this episode:
"California vs Activision Blizzard: A Legal View"
YouTube Playlist - Hoeg Law
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy9PBxr5dNcoQLh2erIt2XrZ

DFEH (California) vs Activision Blizzard et al
Filed July 20, 2021
https://aboutblaw.com/YJw

"Activision Blizzard executive Fran Townsend..."
Tweet - July 23, 2021 - Jason Schreier
https://twitter.com/jasonschreier/status/1418619091515068421

"Activision Blizzard employees sign petition denouncing company's 'abhorrent' response to lawsuit"
CNN - July 26, 2021
https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/26/tech/activision-blizzard-employee-petition-lawsuit/index.html

"Activision Blizzard Employees to Stage Walkout In Protest at Leadership"
IGN - July 27, 2021
https://www.ign.com/articles/activision-blizzard-walkout

"Blizzard told employees..."
Tweet - July 27, 2021 - Jason Schreier
https://twitter.com/jasonschreier/status/1420148025448611847

"A Letter From CEO Bobby Kotick to All Employees"
July 27, 2021
https://investor.activision.com/node/34326/pdf

"WoW Team Issues Statement, Vows To Remove "Not Appropriate" References From The Game"
GameSpot - July 27, 2021
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/wow-team-issues-statement-vows-to-remove-not-appropriate-references-from-the-game/1100-6494490/


"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).

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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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Table of Contents

Timecode Title
00:00 Introduction
02:00 Road to a Walkout
06:04 The Walkout Demands
18:28 Bobby Kotick Responds
34:13 Conclusion

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