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Virtual Justice: The New Laws of Online Worlds
Tens of millions of people today are living part of their life in a virtual world. In places like World of Warcraft, Second Life, and Free Realms, people are making friends, building communities, creating art, and making real money. Business is booming on the virtual frontier, as billions of dollars are paid in exchange for pixels on screens. But sometimes things go wrong. ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published October 26th 2010 by Yale University Press
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This is an interesting and easy-to-read survey of legal issues pertaining to virtual worlds. Lastowka wisely saves intellectual property for last and starts by examining other issues such as jurisdiction and virtual property. He also examines a number of virtual worlds that are, in my experience, underrepresented in the academic literature.