Curriculum Vitae

Greg Lastowka
Professor of Law
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
217 N. 5th St.
Camden, NJ 08102-1203

Education:

University of Virginia, J.D., 2000
Articles Editor, Virginia Law Review; Order of the Coif; Hardy Cross Dillard Scholar

Yale University, B.A. English, 1991
Phi Beta Kappa; Summa Cum Laude with Distinction in English

Employment:

2009-Present, Professor of Law, Rutgers School of Law-Camden, Camden, NJ
Recipient, Rutgers Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence.

Spring 2009, Visiting Professor, Columbia Law School, New York, NY

2007-2008, Associate Professor of Law, Rutgers School of Law-Camden, Camden, NJ

Spring 2007, Visiting Professor, University of Graz, Austria

2004-2007, Assistant Professor of Law, Rutgers School of Law-Camden, Camden, NJ

2001-2004, Litigation Associate, Dechert LLP, Philadelphia, PA

Books:

Virtual Justice: The New Laws of Online Worlds (Yale University Press 2010)

Book Chapters:

“Virtual Law”
in The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality (forthcoming Oxford 2013)

“Game State” (with Constance Steinkuehler)
in The Gameful World (forthcoming MIT Press 2013)

“Legal Issues in Online Games”
in International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication and Society (forthcoming Wiley-Blackwell 2013)

“Copyright Law and Video Games: A Brief History of an Interactive Medium”
in Sage Handbook of Intellectual Property (forthcoming Sage 2013).

“Minecraft as Web 2.0: Amateur Creativity and Digital Games”
in Amateur Media: Social, cultural and legal perspectives (Routledge 2012)

Law Review Publications:

Walled Gardens & the Stationers’ Company 2.0
in 15 IDP. Revista de Internet, Derecho y Política (UOC) (2012)

Trademark’s Daemons
48 Houston Law Review 779 (2011)

Foreword: Paving the Path of Cyberlaw
38 William Mitchell Law Review 1 (2011)

Innovative Copyright
109 Mich. L. Rev. 1011 (2011)

Property Outlaws, Rebel Mythologies, and Social Bandits
20 Cornell J. L. & Pub. Pol’y 377 (2010)

Google’s Law
73 Brooklyn L. Rev. 1327 (2008) (Article)

Virtual Trademarks (with Candy Dougherty)
24 Santa Clara Comp. & High Tech. L.J. 749 (2008)

User-Generated Content & Virtual Worlds
10 Vand. J. Ent. & Tech. L. 893 (2008)

Against Cyberproperty (with Prof. Carrier)
22 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 1485 (2007)

Digital Attribution
87 Boston U. L. Rev. 41 (2007)

Decoding Cyberproperty
40 Indiana L. Rev. 23 (2007)

The Trademark Function of Authorship
85 Boston U. L. Rev. 1117 (2005)

Amateur-to-Amateur (with Dan Hunter)
46 William & Mary L. Rev. 951 (2004)

Virtual Crimes (with Dan Hunter)
49 N.Y.L.S. L. Rev. 293 (2004)

The Laws of the Virtual Worlds (with Dan Hunter)
92 Cal. L. Rev. 1 (2004)

Free Access and the Future of Copyright
27 Rutgers Comp. & Tech. L. J. 293-331 (2001)

Search Engines, HTML, and Trademarks: What’s the Meta For?
86 Virginia L. Rev. 835-84 (2000)

Selected Presentations & Conference Panels:

  • Presenter: The Player-Authors Project, Cyberlaw Scholars Conference (March 2014)
  • Presenter: Copyright and Video Games, Rutgers MLIS Colloquium (February 2014)
  • Presenter: The Player-Authors Project, Philly Cyberlaw Colloquium (February 2014)
  • Panelist: Modes of Legal Scholarship, AALS Conference, New York, NY (January 2014)
  • Presenter: The Player-Authors Project, Rochester Institute of Technology (December 2013)
  • Guest Lecture: The Player-Authors Project, Video Game Law, UBC Law School (October 2013)
  • Presenter: The Player-Authors Project, DiGRA 2013 Conference, Athens, GA (August 28, 2013)
  • Presenter: Copyright Law in Video Games, Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, New York, NY (August 2013)
  • Presenter: The Player-Authors Project, Durham University SAGE Handbook Symposium, Durham, UK (June 29, 2013)
  • Presenter: Virtual Estates, PBI Elder Law Institutes, Harrisburg, PA (July 24, 2013)
  • Presenter: Copyright, Games, & Play, Extending Play Conference, Rutgers University, New Bruswick, NJ (April 20, 2013)
  • Presenter: Regulating the Participatory Web, Temple University School of Communications, PA (April 18, 2013)
  • Panelist: Video Games: IP Issues and Strategies, 2013 Fordham IP Conference, New York, NY (April 4, 2013)
  • Moderator: Creation Nation: IP & The Rise of Prosumerism, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA (March 29, 2013)
  • Presenter: Nominative Fair Use Makes No Sense, Philadelphia Cyberlaw Colloquium, Villanova Law School, PA (Feb 16, 2013)
  • Presenter: Minecraft as Web 2.0, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI (November 2012).
  • Panelist: Understanding Apple v. Samsung, Drexel University School of Law, Philadelphia, PA (October 2012).
  • Presenter: Nominative Fair Use Makes No Sense, Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, PA (October 2012).
  • Presenter: Digital Life After Death, Delaware County Estate Planning Council, Media, PA (October 2012).
  • Panelist: Governing Games, AOIR 13, Manchester, UK (October 2012).
  • Discussant: University of Washington Open Book Club with Neal Stephenson, Seattle, WA (October 2012).
  • Presenter: Virtual Justice, University of Colorado ATLAS Speaker Series, Boulder, CO (October 2012).
  • Presenter: Nominative Fair Use Makes No Sense, American University Trademark Scholar’s Conference, Washington, DC (September 2012).
  • Presenter: Nominative Fair Use Makes No Sense, Intellectual Property Scholars’ Conference, Palo Alto, CA (August 2012).
  • Keynote Presenter, 8th Annual Conference on the Internet, Law, and Politics, Barcelona, Spain (July 2012) (website)
  • Discussant: Philadelphia Cyberlaw Colloquium, Harvard Law School, Boston, MA (May 2012).
  • Presenter: Intellectual Property and Gamification, White House Office of Science and Technology Games Group, Washington, DC (May 2012).
  • Presenter: Nominative Fair Use Makes No Sense, INTA Annual Trademark Conference, Washington, DC (May 2012).
  • Presenter: User-Generated Content in Online Games, New York Law School Cyberlaw Conference, New York, NY (March 2012).
  • Presenter: Amateur Creativity Online, Washington & Lee School of Law, Fairfax, VA (Dec 2011)
  • Moderator: Search Engines and Innovation Policy, RIIPL Inaugural Conference, Camden, NJ (Nov 2011)
  • Presenter: Governance of  Social Media, Georgetown University, Washington, DC (Nov 2011) (Video link)
  • Presenter: Gamification, Virtual Worlds and the Law, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (Sept 2011) (Prezi link)
  • Presenter: Trademark’s Daemons, Houston/IPIL Conference, Santa Fe, NM (June 2011)
  • Presenter: Cybercrime, Symposium on Crimes in Virtual Worlds, Philadelphia, PA (May 2011)
  • Presentation: Virtual Justice, Office of Legislative Services, Trenton, NJ (May 2011)
  • Presenter: Virtual Justice, Platforms & Power Roundtable, NYU School of Law (May 2011)
  • Conference Keynote: Virtual Justice, The Game Behind the Game, Rutgers School of Communications, New Brunswick, NJ (Apr 2011)
  • Presenter: Technology & Cyberprivacy, Temple Law School Cyberprivacy Symposium, Philadelphia, PA (Feb 2011)
  • Commenter: 1st Annual Tri-State Region IP Workshop, Fordham Law School, NY (Jan 2011)
  • Presenter: Virtual Justice, Annenberg School of Communications, University of Pennsylvania (November 2010).
  • Presenter: Virtual Justice, IP Scholars Conference, U.C. Berkeley, CA (August 2010)
  • Presenter: 7th Annual Best Practices in E-Commerce, Stanford Law School (June 2010)
  • Presenter: Rules of Play, NYU Game Center, NY (March 2010)
  • Presenter: Cyberlaw, Office of Legislative Services, Trenton, NJ (February 2010)
  • Presenter: The Ludic Turn in Virtual Law National University of Singapore (December 2009)
  • Presenter: ABA “Webinar”: The Legality of “Rogue” Bots in Virtual Worlds http://www.abanet.org/cle/programs/t09lrb1.html (October 2009)
  • Presenter: Copyright Law in a Web 2.0 World IEEE Library Advisory Council, New York, NY (October 2009)
  • Presenter: Law & Governance State of Play, New York Law School, New York, NY (June 2009)
  • Presenter: Commerce in the Commons User Generated Content 3.0, Columbia ITI, New York, NY (April 2009)
  • Presenter: Virtual Law Symposium on UGC & Virtual Worlds, Vanderbilt Law School, Nashville, TN (Nov. 2008)
  • Presenter: Virtual Law Cyberlaw Colloquium, American University School of Law, Washington, DC (Nov. 2008)
  • Presenter: Virtual Law Speaker Series, Rutgers School of Law- Camden, Camden, NJ (Nov. 2008)
  • Presenter: Child’s Play in Virtual Playgrounds Virtual Playgrounds Symposium, Washington & Lee School of Law, Fairfax, VA (Oct. 2008)
  • Presenter: Virtuelles Hausrecht vs. virtuelles Eigentum Reales Recht für virtuelle Welten, Berlin, Germany (May 2008)
  • Book Workshop: Virtual Law Fordham Law and Information Society Faculty Workshop, New York, NY (May 2008)
  • Presenter: Virtual Law Cultures of Virtual Worlds Conference, U.C. Irvine, CA (April 2008)
  • Presenter: Virtual Trademarks Santa Clara Symposium on User-Generated Content, Santa Clara, CA (Feb. 2008)
  • Presenter: Viewing Online Games as Virtual Jurisdictions, American Association of Law School Conference, New York, NY (Jan. 2008)
  • Presenter: User-Generated Content, Copyright, and Play Vanderbilt Law School, Nashville, TN (Nov. 2007)
  • Keynote Presenter: Viewing Online Games as Virtual Jurisdictions, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Daegu, ROK (Oct. 2007)
  • Presenter: Games and Culture Association of Internet Researchers 8.0, Vancouver, Canada (Oct. 2007)
  • Presenter: Law & Virtual Worlds Microsoft Social Computing Symposium, Redmond, WA (Sept. 2007)
  • Presenter: Law and Virtual Worlds Update Pennsylvania Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Philadelphia, PA (April 2007)
  • Presentation: What if Reality Were Pervasively Augmented? What If Conference, Michigan State University School of Law, Lansing, MI (Mar. 2007)
  • Presenter: Open Access to Legal Scholarship American Association of Law School Conference, Washington, D.C. (Jan. 2007)
  • Presenter: Digital Attribution New York Junior Scholar’s Colloquium, Fordham Law School, New York, NY (Dec. 2006)
  • Presenter: Virtual Governance as Private Ordering State of Play 4 / Terra Nova Conference, New York, NY (Dec. 2006)
  • Presenter: Google’s Law and the Regulation of Online Information Indices National Communications Association Conference, San Antonio, TX (Nov. 2006)
  • Presenter: Google’s Law and the Regulation of Online Information Indices University of Michigan School of Law, Ann Arbor, MI (Nov. 2006)
  • Presenter: Digital Attribution: Copyright and the Right to Credit Intellectual Property Scholars’ Conference, Berkeley, CA (August 2006)
  • Presenter: Intellectual Property in Virtual Worlds: Decoding Cyberproperty Crossroads in Cultural Studies, Istanbul, Turkey (July 2006)
  • Presenter: Amateur-to-Amateur: The Rise of a New Creative Culture Cato Institute Conference on Copyright Controversies, Washington, DC (Apr. 2006)
  • Presenter: Open Access and Copyright Rutgers Libraries: Open Access and Faculty Scholarship, New Brunswick, NJ (Mar. 2006)
  • Presenter: From Copyright to Trademark Chicago Intellectual Property Colloquium, Chicago, IL (Apr. 2006)
  • Presenter: Intellectual Property in Virtual Worlds: Marvel vs. NCSoft State of Play 3 Conference, New York, NY (Oct. 2005)
  • Presenter: The Planes of Power Penn-Temple-Wharton Colloquium, Philadelphia, PA (Oct. 2005)
  • Presenter: The Jurisdiction of Play Games, Learning, and Society Conference, Madison, WI (June 2005)
  • Presenter: What’s So Interesting About Virtual Property? Law & Society Conference, Las Vegas, NV (June 2005)
  • Presenter: Amateur-to-Amateur Princeton University-Microsoft Intellectual Property Conference, Princeton, NJ (May 2005)
  • Presenter: Jurisdictions of Play University of Wisconsin Command Lines Conference, Milwaukee, WI (Apr. 2005)
  • Presenter: Virtual Worlds & Law ABA Intellectual Property Law Conference, Washington, DC (Apr. 2005)
  • Presenter: The Trademark Function of Authorship
    Michigan State 2d IP & Comm. Law Scholars Roundtable, East Lansing, MI (Feb. 2005)
  • Presenter: Law & Play Yale & NYLS State of Play 2 Conference, New York, NY (Oct. 2004)
  • Presenter: The Legal Status of Virtual Property Edinburgh International Games Festival, Edinburgh, UK (Aug. 2004)
  • Presenter: Virtual Worlds & Law University of Texas Computer & Technology Law Conference, Austin, TX (May 2004)
  • Presenter: Virtual Crimes Princeton University Form, Culture, and Video Games, Princeton, NJ (March 2004)
  • Presenter: The Trademark Function of Authorship Penn-Temple-Wharton Colloquium, Philadelphia, PA (Nov. 2003)
  • Presenter: Virtual Crime Yale & NYLS State of Play Conference, New York, NY (Oct. 2003)
  • Presenter: Collaboration and Intellectual Property Harvard Law School Faculty Workshop, Cambridge, MA (Apr. 2002)