University of Pittsburgh
Pitt Law and the Innovation Practice Institute present:

Virtual Worlds, Virtual Property

The Distinguished Intellectual Property Lecture
Professor Dan Burk
March 24, 2011 - 4:00pm5:00pm
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
3900 Forbes Avenue Room 107
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Online computer games have become an important part of the Internet society, attracting millions of players and creating virtual economies larger than those of many actual nations. Game developers are increasingly turning to copyright and other intellectual property laws to police behavior in these virtual worlds. But player communities also have a stake in the development of this digital culture.  On March 24th, Burk will discuss the emerging relationship of copyright to computer games and the texts that surround them.


Join us for this talk and a brief reception in the Alcoa Room immediately after!


Dan L. Burk is Chancellor's Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, where he is a founding faculty member. An internationally prominent authority on issues related to high technology, Prof. Burk lectures, teaches and writes in the areas of patent, copyright, electronic commerce and biotechnology law. He is the author of numerous papers on the legal and societal impact of new technologies, including articles on scientific misconduct, on the regulation of biotechnology, and on the intellectual property implications of global computer networks. His latest work, "The Patent Crisis and How the Courts Can Solve It," co-authored by Stanford Law Professor Mark Lemley, was recently published by The University of Chicago Press.

CLE Information

Cost for CLE Credit: $25
Preregistration for CLE credit is not required.

This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board for one (1) hour of substantive CLE credit.

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