Developing computer games and off-the-shelf software

Regulation in the software and gaming industries


There are numerous legal and regulatory considerations that games and software developers need to bear in mind when developing their products, such as:

  • intellectual property rights and licenses
  • consumer protection
  • age ratings and classification
  • advertising laws
  • data protection and privacy
  • gambling legislation
  • responsibilities concerning staff and employment practices

For detailed advice on regulations, you should seek expert advice. Search for solicitors in Northern Ireland.

There are also various trade associations, which protect the interests of businesses in the industry: