Sonali Maitra Speaks at BCLT Lunch

February 16, 2012

Last week, Durie Tangri lawyer Sonali Maitra presented to a group of Berkeley Law Students at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology.  Her discussion, titled “Video Game Litigation: From Tetrominoes to Digital Real Estate,” centered around the dynamic field of video game law, focusing on two recent cases and highlighting some of the challenges and issues surrounding that specialty.  The first case involved the video game Tetris, and exemplifies the role and limitations of copyright in protecting video games.  The second case featured the virtual world Second Life and relates to the ownership of virtual property in multiplayer role playing games.