Category Archives: Virtual Worlds

Gaming, robots and criminal law

Jacques-AndrĂ© Dupuy (Operantis)”Nous faisons du serious game pour les pilotes d’avion” (JDN 25 June 2009)Use of 3D games to train pilot – positive use of technology, but one cannot be left but to wonder whether the reality of those games … Continue reading

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Virtual worlds – copyrights claims to be sustained?

Not directly linked to criminal law, despite the offence of piracy that could appear, the opinion of the Electronic Frontier Foundation attorney Fred von Lohmann is of interest as it questions the parallel made between real laws/worlds and virtual worlds. … Continue reading

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Second Life – for the best or the worse?

Three interesting uses or outcomes about Second Life – will write later about it as I am a middle of a research on it for hate crimes “Other Tools Terrrorists Might Use: Voice, Pencils, Fax Machines, Email, Mobile Phones, Etc.” … Continue reading

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Avatar, copyrights and money

Not at first sight a criminal law problem but nonetheless related. To ask for copyrights for art copied to create an avatar; what about the reverse? Artist Demands $500 From Guy For Using His Image As An Avatar (November 2008)

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Second Life – Real economy on virtual property?

Second Life hit by the financial crisis? yes, well possible because the so-called virtual currency of LInden Dollars has nothing virtual but it’s name as long as you can exchange it against US Dollars. Now that’s interesting because what about … Continue reading

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Virtual worlds – real law

Just the beginning of the problems with virtual worlds: why applying real laws and which laws? Tax and laws linked with money, it’s easy: those virtual worlds produce real economics, so no point in hiding being the notion of “virtual” … Continue reading

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Crime in virtual world

Back from holidays, late on posting, but could not resist this one: according to McAfee, one of the multiple anti-virus companies, illegal behaviours are now numerous. Viruses, scams, phishing etc… all flourish and it is not a virtual behaviour. The … Continue reading

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Second life and copyrights virtual claims

Yes, it happened! A lawsuit launched, now dropped, about copyrights in Second Life. Apparently a company specialised in writing scripts for virtual sex toys and M. Leatherwood a year ago did copy the items to sell them on Second Life. … Continue reading

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Second life: Second crime?

Rare are the articles or comments about Second Life and cybercrime. Here is an article in French (yes I know, there is no translation so far), which in substance says the following:1) although a virtual world in theory, its impact … Continue reading

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