Martin Zeilinger

‘Chaotic Lawful’: Teaching Videogames in a Licensing and Permissions Lacuna

Posted: 16 March 2021
tags: game studies, COVID-19, online teaching, educational licensing, intellectual property

Co-authored with my Abertay University colleague Darshana Jayemanne, and published in the special issue “Copyright Under COVID-19 in Film and Media Studies”, co-edited by Kirsten M. Thompson and Brendan Kredell.

Read our essay here. The entire special issue is Open Access and available online.

Our focus is on exploring how the coronavirus crisis and the resulting shift towards online teaching intensify the urgency of copyright issues pertaining to the use of digital content in higher education teaching contexts. In particular, we discuss the lack of permissions and licensing models that can accommodate videogame-related teaching in higher education.