Playing a game now often means creating the game—or something close to it. Rather than just focusing on strategy, gamers are now creating characters and constructing buildings in the virtual worlds of online games.
This “user-generated content” trend fascinates Greg Lastowka, in part because of the implications for copyright law. Who owns these creations? Who is responsible for copyright violations? With a grant from the National Science Foundation, Lastowka is conducting research to map the intersection of copyright law and user-generated content in games. Learn more.