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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: Who Owns What and Why? Student IP, Faculty IP, and Game Design Programs
Speaker(s): Owen Gottlieb, Andrew Phelps, Tracy Fullerton, Ira Fay, Lindsay Grace, Mary Flanagan, Drew Davidson
Company Name(s): ConverJent/RIT, RIT, USC, CEO, Fay Games, American University Game Lab, Tiltfactor and Dartmouth College, Entertainment Technology Center
Track / Format: GDC Education Summit

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Overview: With the maturation and expansion of game design and development programs around the world, now including university based studios, how can we best protect student ownership? This talk will discuss the ownership issue of game intellectual property, address the needs of university programs, and set standards in the field that all parties can be proud of. Additionally, the speakers will discuss what they are currently doing, where they see a need for structure and innovation, what they are learning in the field and how everyone involved can work together to build a healthy set of systems for the growing number of designers and developers. These seven microtalks will cover all of these issues and more!

GDC 2016

Owen Gottlieb


Andrew Phelps


Tracy Fullerton


Ira Fay

CEO, Fay Games

Lindsay Grace

American University Game Lab

Mary Flanagan

Tiltfactor and Dartmouth College

Drew Davidson

Entertainment Technology Center

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