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Plasticity sustainable video game
Students from the USC School of Cinematic Arts teamed up with USC Dornsife’s Environmental Studies program to create Plasticity, which encourages players to make more sustainable choices. (Image/Courtesy of Aimee Zhang)

By asking players to revitalize a dying Earth, this video game aims to raise environmental awareness

A USC Dornsife environmental studies professor and two USC student game designers believe that their game Plasticity could inspire people to take sustainable action.

Policy/Law
Intellectual Property Technology Law Clinic Law
Game developer and USC Cinematic Arts student Aimee Zhang poses with Jef Pearlman of the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic and law students Austin Stenberg and Christine Cheung, clockwise from bottom left. (Photo/Tom Queally)

USC tech law clinic helps video game designers avoid intellectual property trouble

Thanks to USC Gould’s Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic, game designers can learn how to factor copyright and fair use laws into their creative choices.