Brandon J. Huffman to Speak at ECGC in Raleigh

On Wednesday, April 18th, Brandon J. Huffman will be speaking at the East Coast Game Conference (ECGC) in Raleigh. He will be presenting on the following topic:

Video Games and the First Amendment: Why Free Speech Matters for Developers

In today’s political climate, media of all kinds are under increased scrutiny and pressure. Video game development has been democratized by more open access to development tools. This panel will explore the history of video games as a means of expression, the legal protection of that speech and the future of video games as a tool for dissent or resistance. Since their advent, video games have been at the forefront of innovation both in technological progress and in legal impact. Often, that impact comes about as opposition to pressure from community groups or government overreach. Video games are entitled to first amendment protection – but that protection only came after the state of California attempted to block certain sales of games and industry groups fought the imposition of the regulation all the way to the Supreme Court. Game developers should be aware of this history, and the potential impact they can have in the future

Brandon will also be presenting at the Indie Game Development Summit on Tuesday, April 17th along with Dr. Farhad Javidi and Chris Cooper.

If you would like to schedule a meeting with Brandon during this conference, please contact us.