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2017-18 CASBS fellow Hector Postigo: "Can Your Platform Afford Play? How Video Gamers Invented New Entertainment Genres"

Hector Postigo
Friday, March 2, 2018

Young men and women in college, high school, and working professionals who in their leisure time recorded video game play to post on YouTube and other platforms, have redefined a number of long held ideas about what constitutes marketable entertainment, leisure, derivative vs. transformative works, and how we may imagine “content” and the future of the creative industries.

Hector contemplates the intersections of technological and social affordances, user practices, and the policy/legal implications of a system that straddles a host of business regimes and intellectual property traditions.

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