Legal Issues in Classic Gaming: Presented by Loading Law


Saturday October 2, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm

Do you love classic and retro gaming? Are you a developer, collector, or influencer? Do you ever worry that your homebrew game, hardware emulator, or even your local game tournament/live stream will wake the lawyer dragons!? If not, you should! In this panel and Q&A, video game industry attorney Ross A. Hersemann will explain the most common legal issues related to classic game collecting, software/hardware development, and community organizing. Ross A. Hersemann is the Founder of Loading Law, a Chicago-based law practice, and provides legal counsel to video game developers and creative professionals. Ross is also the Organizer of the Chicago Video Game Law Summit and an Adjunct Professor of Video Game Law at DePaul University. He speaks frequently on hot topics in law and technology. Ross also serves as the Chair of IGDA Chicago, Chair of the CBA YLS Creative Arts Committee, and Vice Chair of the ABA Digital Games and New Media Committee.