OCMC 2010

The Game Behind the Video Game

We are pleased to announce the first annual conference, The Game Behind the Video Game: Business, Regulation, and Society in the Gaming Industry, hosted by the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. The conference will examine the complex policy, legal, ethical, economic, and social issues arising from the proliferation of games and virtual worlds such as Second Life and World of Warcraft, as well as the use of video games in government and business.

Professionals, experts, scholars, and students from North America, Europe and Australia will gather in New Brunswick, NJ, at the Heldrich Hotel and Conference Center April 8-9, 2011, for this international conference.

For a PDF of the program with abstracts and bios, please click here. (Last updated 4/4.)

For a PDF of the conference proceedings, please click here.


The conference's keynote speakers are:

Greg Lastowka (left), author of Virtual Justive: The New Laws of Online Worlds (Yale University Press, 2010) and a professor at Rutgers School of Law-Camden. Lastowka is also a co-founder and author of the popular virtual world blog Terra Nova.

Aaron Kornblum (right), director of security policy at Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business, which produces the Xbox 360. Kornblum is an attorney and leader of a global team focused on anti-piracy, content ratings, online safety, privacy, geopolitical affairs, and accessibility.


Note: Continuing Legal Education credits are pending for NJ attorneys. CLE accreditation in Washington State has been approved.