Legal backing came from courts in Berlin and Luxemburg with decisions holding that “keyselling” is illegal, user accounts for online games do not have to be transferable, and technical protection measures for console games are protected by EU copyright law
We managed to see many of you, dear readers, this year at a number of events, from the Digital Media Legal Forum and the Interactive Entertainment Summit to conferences, meet-ups and our legendary gamescom reception, and as you know, our formerly mostly germanic online games law blog now speaks English as well.
Before new projects take over in January, for instance in connection with the VAT changes across Europe, we would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a peaceful and happy holiday season and a good start into the new year 2015. We are looking forward to meeting you again!
Festive regards from the entire Online Games Law blog team,
Konni, Tim, Felix & Adrian