Rutgers Law–Camden Student Awarded Google Policy Fellowship

Google Fellow photoFor many of us, Google is part of our daily lives online. One Rutgers Law–Camden 2L thinks access to this online world is a right worth defending.

Thanks to a Google Summer Fellowship, Princeton resident Bryan Suchenski will spend his summer in Washington D.C. at Public Knowledge, a technology policy nonprofit. For 10 weeks, the Rutgers Law–Camden student will advocate for open access to the Internet and modernized copyright law.

A graduate of Princeton University, where he majored in philosophy, Suchenski worked as a software designer in California before attending Rutgers Law–Camden.

“The strong faculty in information policy appealed to me,” he says. Now as a law student, Suchenski serves as a research assistant for Professor Greg Lastowka examining user-generated content in video game systems.

“When adding content, users may draw inspiration from other sources, like Iron Man, for instance. Could that be violating other copyrights? What if Marvel had an interest in licensing?” asks the Rutgers Law–Camden student.

“Bryan has made a great research assistant.  He has an agile legal mind, a multitude of extra-legal interests, and he produces top-quality work,” says Lastowka, who co-directs the Rutgers Institute for Information Policy and Law with Rutgers Law–Camden professors Michael Carrier and Ellen Goodman.

Suchenski’s summer won’t be spent completely indoors and online, of course. He also has plans to unplug and reconnect with fellow folk dancers in New England.

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