Video Games – Objects of Intellectual Property Law. Comparative Law Analysis

Proceedings of University of Ruse, Vol. 55, 2016

10 Pages Posted: 7 Mar 2018

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Hristina Georgieva

University of National and World Economy

Date Written: February 12, 2018

Abstract

Nowadays, the video game industry has perhaps become the fastest growing sector in the entertainment industry, rivaling the size of the motion picture industry and surpassing the music industry in terms of overall revenue.

This article aims to provide the reader with information about the issue of video games as objects of intellectual property law. The paper is an introduction to the topic and examines also the origin of videogames, their creative elements and types, including a short Comparative law analysis on the topic.

Keywords: Videogames, Console games, Argade games, Copyright, Patent, Audio-visual work, Computer program, Software.

JEL Classification: Y20, K39

Suggested Citation

Georgieva, Hristina, Video Games – Objects of Intellectual Property Law. Comparative Law Analysis (February 12, 2018). Proceedings of University of Ruse, Vol. 55, 2016 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3122263

Hristina Georgieva (Contact Author)

University of National and World Economy ( email )

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