Virtual Law : Navigating the Legal Landscape of Virtual Worlds

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 2008-10-01
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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This book introduces readers to the emerging and exciting world of virtual law. It examines current cases and legislation impacting virtual world providers and users, and makes predictions about the future application of current law. It addresses the application of intellectual property law (copyright, trademark, and patent), criminal law, property law, contract law, securities law, tax law, and civil procedure. It also provides practical advice to lawyers who wish to create a virtual world presence for their practice or who have clients with virtual world connections. The book includes extensive appendices listing in-world and web-based resources for practitioners and legal scholars.

Table of Contents

Introducing Virtual Worlds and Virtual Lawp. 7
Big Picture Questions in Virtual Lawp. 19
Evidence and Virtual Worldsp. 45
Governance of Virtual Worldsp. 57
Property Law and Virtual Worldsp. 79
Contract Law and Virtual Worldsp. 117
Intellectual Property Law and Virtual Worldsp. 139
Civil Procedure and Virtual Worldsp. 165
Tort Law and Virtual Worldsp. 177
Criminal Law and Virtual Worldsp. 197
Privacy Law and Virtual Worldsp. 211
Securities Law and Virtual Worldsp. 217
Tax Law and Virtual Worldsp. 225
Establishing a Professional Virtual World Presencep. 243
Directory of Virtual Worlds, Games, and Platformsp. 263
Second Life's "Galileo Law Directory"p. 267
Virtual Law Resources on the Webp. 295
Second Life Terms of Servicep. 297
World of Warcraft Terms of Use Agreementp. 319
Entropia Universe End User License Agreementp. 335
Raph Koster's Declaration of the Rights of Avatarsp. 351
Eros, LLC v. John Doe Complaintp. 357
Memorandum and Order Denying Motion to Dismiss (Bragg v. Linden)p. 365
Hernandez v. IGE Complaintp. 395
Eros, LLC et al v. Simon Complaintp. 423
Indexp. 443
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