Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Video Game Lawyer To PewDiePie: No One is Entitled to a Platform

An attorney from the Interactive Entertainment Law Group breaks down the whole PewDiePie situation as well as what is free speech and what isn't when dealing with social media. This is easily one of the best things you can read today.

Felix Kjellberg, aka PewDiePie, blamed the press immediately after apologizing for his bad judgement, which brings up some interesting legal points about his situation. He seemed to be operating under the assumption that the Wall Street Journal and mainstream media intentionally destroyed his business relationships. However, based on his own explanation, it’s more than likely he broke his contract under any number of contract theories, as we’ll examine below. This was my first notice of PewDiePie, so I’m not bringing any baggage into this debate. I don’t like him or dislike him. I just know he’s being widely discussed, and I’m familiar with the legal aspects of these situations.