When Youtuber Ross Scott (Accursed Farms) put out his video claiming that, by their very nature, service-based games (GaaS) were fraudulent (https://youtu.be/tUAX0gnZ3Nw), we responded with a video of our own explaining that, while his concerns with the business practice were justified, particularly in respect of the difficulties posed for preservation of the medium, they likely did not rise to the level of fraud or other actionable legal complaint (https://youtu.be/yndkAmqjs0o).
After a back and forth in the comments to that video, Ross and I agreed to discuss the issues raised (including instances where he felt that his position had been mischaracterized) via a live chat, and this boisterous, respectful, far ranging, and important (almost 2 hour long) discussion is the result.
Thanks very much to Ross Scott and Accursed Farms for the conversation, for his passion for the industry, and for his permission to put this talk together as an "extra" episode of Virtual Legality.
We look forward to many more in the future.
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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.
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