Category Archives: Virtual Worlds

Regulating VW or games? The Red Cross’ point of view

Red Cross Wants Real Life Laws Enforced Within Virtual Worlds | Techdirt. 5 December 2011 I am a bit puzzled by¬† this one. To want to integrate the rules of armed conflicts into games that clearly violate them would defeat … Continue reading

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Nothing new under the sun? printing press=internet

A Fifteenth Century Technopanic About The Horrors Of The Printing Press | Techdirt.

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second life ownership of items

Lawsuit Questions Whether Or Not Second Life Users Really ‘Own’ Their Virtual Land (TechDirt, 11 May 2010) IP belongs to Linden Lab now; but ambiguity is there about ownership

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Copyrights

The bug in HADOPI 2 (French version of three strikes law for piracy) was “patched” by governmental decree or statutory instrument, with the possibility to ask for damages in the criminal proceedings. But some more difficulties have been highlighted, mainly … Continue reading

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Online personality and offline identity

Techdirt Daily Email for Tuesday, 09 March 2010 – Outlook Web Access Light and “Turns Out That People Are Actually Pretty Honest About Themselves Online” TechDirt 19 February 2010 Not many studies appear on the theme; I suppose that the … Continue reading

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Virtual worlds and theft

Apparently, somebody has been arrested for theft for hacking into accounts, use avatars and steal the virtual possessions. “Real-world arrest for man who stole RuneScape virtual characters” (Times, 30 November 2009)For disapproval, “If You Gain Unauthorized Access To A Character … Continue reading

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Virtual worlds and money makers

well, anybody ready this blog would have guessed that the title of the post attracted me. It’s about scams in virtual worlds to get people to sign/buy things they don’t really need. It’s a technique which builds up on what … Continue reading

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Three Economic Nobel Laureates In A Row Recognizing Power Of Infinite Goods | Techdirt

Three Economic Nobel Laureates In A Row Recognizing Power Of Infinite Goods | Techdirt: “Three Economic Nobel Laureates In A Row Recognizing Power Of Infinite Goods”

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Virtual property or no property?

with obviously its repercussion on criminal law which is based on the notion of having property rights… Why Virtual Property Doesn’t Make Sense (TechDirt, 17 August 2009) Linden Lab Sued Over Copied Virtual Goods (TechDirt, 18 September 2009)

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China Tries To Ban Virtual Gold Farmers | Techdirt

China Tries To Ban Virtual Gold Farmers | Techdirt (30 June 2009) China Government announced it was cracking on the practice. As noted in the post, hard to see why such a stance. The practice does not have an immense … Continue reading

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