Global Games Summit 2023 Agenda

Past event
22 August 2023, 10:00 - 23 August 2023 UTC +00:00




10:00 - 10:30amRegistration and networking 

10:30 - 10:40am

Opening Address

Univ.-Prof. Dr. iur. Markus Ogorek, Dean of Law, University of Cologne

10:40 – 11:10am

Current market development in Esport – Where are we going

+ Panel Discussion

Jens Hilgers, Bitkraft

Bernd Gottsmann, ESL

11:10 – 11:40am 

Systems in Esports - how to structure league systems (Introduction & Overview)

+ Panel Discussion

Dr. Pietro Fringuelli, Chairman WESA 

Dr. Andreas Peschel-Mehner, SKW 

Hans Jagnow, ProLeague

11:40am – 12:00pm

Coffee Break

12:00 – 12:10pm

Ideas, storyline, gameplay, characters - What is copyright protectable? German perspective

Prof. Dr. Christian-Henner Hentsch, Cologne University of Applied Sciences 

12:10 – 12:20pm

Gameplay – What is copyright protectable? UK perspective

Dr. Yin Harn Lee, University of Bristol 

12:20 – 12:30pm

What should be copyright protectable?

+ Panel Discussion with Prof. Hentsch and Dr Lee


12:30 – 12:45pm

Impact of Digital regulation on Games and Esports

María Gonzalez Gordon, CMS 

12:45 – 13:10pm

Media regulation in Europe today and tomorrow and its impact on Games and Esports

+ Panel Discussion with María González Gordon

Dr. Tobias Schmid, Media Authority NRW 

13:10 – 14:00pm

Lunch Break

14:00 – 14:10pm

Industry Insights - current legal challenges for Esport teams

Alexander Müller, SK Gaming

14:10 – 14:20pm

The evolution of media rights in professional sports leagues in the United States and its applicability to the development of media rights for Esports

Prof. Richard L. Brand, Berkeley 

14:20 – 14:30pm

Joint selling of media rights and compulsory licenses: Limits to freedom of contract due to antitrust law

+ Panel Discussion with Richard Brand

Jörg Nothdurft, Federal Cartel Office

14:40 – 15:15pm

Collusion, cheating, hate speech, poaching: Compliance in Esports Leagues

+ Panel Discussion with Dr. Christian Schmitz 

Prof. Dr. Jan F. Orth, University of Cologne

Faiz Kabir, Sportradar 

Dr. Christian Schmitz, Verte Rechtsanwälte

15:15 – 15:45pm

Coffee Break

15:45 – 16:00pm

Salary caps, player unions & transfers: labor law issues in Esports

Prof. Ellen Zavian, George Washington University

16:00 – 16:20pm

Should online and mobile games be regulated like gambling?

David Zeffman, CMS

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