You are cordially invited to the first Thomson Reuters ISP Speaker Series of the year, scheduled for Thursday, September 13 at 12:00 p.m. in Room 122. This week, we will be joined by Stuart Green, Distinguished Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School. The title of his talk “What Should Count as Property in Theft Law?: The Problem of Illegal Downloading.” Lunch will be served.
“What Should Count as Property in Theft Law?: The Problem of Illegal Downloading”
Abstract: The law of theft emerged in an age in which most wealth was found in tangible objects, such as money, domesticated animals, crops, and furnishings. Today, our economy is increasingly based on things that are intangible, including information, ideas, identities, and intellectual property. In this presentation, I will consider some of the difficulties the law of theft faces in dealing with the misappropriation of intangibles.
Bio: Stuart Green serves as a Distinguished Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School, in Newark. A 1988 graduate of Yale Law School, he is the author of the award-winning Lying, Cheating, and Stealing: A Moral Theory of White Collar Crime and co-editor (with Antony Duff) of Philosophical Foundations of Criminal Law – both published by Oxford University Press. His latest book, Thirteen Ways to Steal a Bicycle: Theft Law in the Information Age, was published by Harvard University Press earlier this year. Green has served as a visiting professor at the University of Michigan and University of Melbourne Law Schools, as a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar at the University of Glasgow, a visiting fellow at the Australian National University, and as a consultant to the Law Commission for England and Wales.