September 21st, 2007 by Benjamin Duranske
VB runs “Virtual Law Quicklinks” whenever we have a backlog of interesting items that aren’t big enough for full posts. One link, one sentence, a little commentary. Here’s today’s batch.
- Essay on Virtual Courts vs. Consumer Action – Second Life’s ‘Ashcroft Burnham’ has an essay up at metaverserepublic.org arguing that in-world courts are better than boycotts to control bad business practices; good essay, and I think a virtual court is generally a good idea, but I wonder… aren’t you stuck with a boycott against a corrupt in-world court?
- Law Journal Article on Virtual World Currency – The Illinois Business Law Journal has a well-footnoted overview article up on money and games and virtual worlds that hits all the important points from a legal perspective; definitely worth the click.
- Tenure for Beth Simone Noveck – New York Law School just made Beth Simone Noveck (who founded State of Play, launched Democracy Island in Second Life, and blogs at Cairns) a full Professor of Law with tenure; congratulations from VB.
- Interview with Kwari Founder – RCEUniverse has an interview up with Kwari (“your virtual arms dealer”) founder Eddie Gill; good stuff, including commentary on cheating, the business model, and gameplay.
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