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Archive for April, 2007

Virtually Blind periodically runs “quicklinks” — items that are not long enough for a full story, but are worth a click. Here’s today’s batch: There’s a new paper entitled “The Magic Circle” on the intersection of law and virtual worlds by Indiana University School of Law Associate Professor Joshua Fairfield (first linked on Terra Nova). [...]

Are you a young practitioner interested in using internet tools to create trusted and trusting online communities? (IBO) is sponsoring a contest to describe such a system, with the winner being sent, all expenses paid, to the 6th International Forum on Online Dispute Resolution to be held in Hong Kong this December as the [...]

The TimesOnline reports that UK law firm Field Fisher Waterhouse yesterday became the first major, international law firm to establish a presence in a virtual world. Field Fisher Waterhouse has nearly 300 attorneys based out of offices in Brussels, Hamburg, and London — and now, Second Life. Field Fisher Waterhouse has created an attractive, modern, [...]

In a surprisingly underreported move of huge significance to the long-term prospects for private legal systems and governments in virtual worlds, Second Life creator Linden Lab announced last Friday that after several months of testing, it would soon be incorporating an “Estate Level Abuse program” which would “allow estate owners to receive and resolve their [...]

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