Saturday, March 27, 2010

Practicing Law in a Virtual World

The SL Bar Association published two interesting videos from the last year Nov. 14's miniconference, "Practicing Law in a Virtual World".

Session 1: Practice Issues Unique to the Virtual World Setting

Daniel Perry – ‘DanielPerry Laa’
Virtual Law Teams

James Bryce Clark - ‘JamieBryce Infinity’
Privacy and Security

Stephen Davies – ‘Little Gray’
Dispute Resolution, Civil Rights

Session 2: Substantive Issues in a Virtual World

A. Craig Abrahamson – ‘Lexis Looming’ Contracts and Business Transactions

Steven Wu – ‘Legal Writer’ Intellectual Property Rights

Videos are licensed under Creative Commons license: Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Digital Law Conference - September 23, San Jose (CA)

Digital Law Conference provides a detailed examination of the legal issues raised by games, social media, virtual goods and virtual worlds and offers key insight into where the industry is headed and what the associated legal implications are. 7 credit hours of CLE accreditation has been applied for in MCLE states.

Detailed schedule available here.

This is just a part of Engage! Expo which is taking place September 23-24 at the San Jose Convention Center and provides insight into the best practices, current trends, and effective strategies of social media and user engagement.

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Rights of virtual communities - presentation

Presentation - Leipzig GCO2009: Gods, Democracies, and Dictators: roles and rights of virtual communities

Available on Nic Suzor's blog

(I recommend *.odp format)

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Economy of Virtual Worlds by Edward Castronova

Edward Castronova (PhD, Economics, Wisconsin, 1991) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Telecommunications at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is the father of economic analysis of virtual worlds and has numerous publications on that topic, including Synthetic Worlds and Exodus to the Virtual World. He delivered the keynote address for the Washington and Lee School of Law symposium Protecting Virtual Playgrounds: Children, Law and Play Online.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Gold Farming illegal in China?

According to the official news release of Ministry of Commerce the People's Republic of China:

China has unveiled the first official rule on the use of virtual currency in the trade of real goods and services to limit its possible impact on the real financial system.

The government also spelled out the definition of "virtual currency" for the first time, which includes prepaid cards of cyber-games, according to a joint circular from the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Commerce Friday.

"The virtual currency, which is converted into real money at a certain exchange rate, will only be allowed to trade in virtual goods and services provided by its issuer, not real goods and services." it said.

More references and comments:



Virtual goods news

Law of the game



Play no evil

and CNBC video:

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Friday, May 22, 2009

MacArthur Foundation enters the Metaverse

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Virtual Worlds and the Law at Metanomics

How emerging case law and legislation will affect the future of virtual worlds?

Discussion with the participation of prof. Robert Bloomfield and James Gatto took place yesterday on Metanomics islands.

you can also watch the video here

to read the transcript click here

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