I am pleased to announce that Virtual Law is available for pre-order through the American Bar Association’s website. It went to press yesterday, and will be published in April. Virtual Law will be exclusively available from the ABA for a month or so, and then will be released to brick-and-mortar and mainstream online booksellers.
Virtual Law: Navigating the Legal Landscape of Virtual Worlds is a practical guide to emerging legal issues associated with virtual worlds. While the book should appeal to attorneys interested in these spaces, I wrote it with a mainstream audience in mind and made a real effort to explain the issues using terms that readers can parse without a law degree. Content creators, virtual property owners, virtual world providers, and virtual world users who are curious about the legal ramifications of their in-world activity should all find it both useful and accessible. It is also designed to work well in an undergraduate or law school course curriculum, featuring “Open Questions” at the end of each chapter that can be used as discussion-starters or possible essay topics.
From the back cover:
This book is an introduction to the emerging and intriguing world of virtual law. It examines current cases and legislation impacting virtual world providers and users, and makes predictions about the future application of current law. It addresses the application of intellectual property law, criminal law, property law, contract law, securities law, tax law, and civil procedure. The author provides clear and practical advice on how to create a virtual world presence for your practice or for your clients with virtual world connections. The book also includes extensive appendices listing in-world and web-based resources.
If you are a member of the media, or if you teach a course where you would consider using this text, do not hesitate to shoot me an email. I’ll put you in touch with the ABA publicist, who can provide information about excerpts, bulk pricing, reprints, review copies, and interviews.
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