Posted in Constitutional Law, Contract Law, Copyright Law, International Law, Linden Lab, Property Law, Providers, Publicity Law, Second Life, Virtual Law, Virtual Worlds & Games on May 29th, 2008 No Comments »
The Metaverse Journal posted a podcast on legal issues in virtual worlds today. It features an interview with Dr. Melissa de Zwart, Law Faculty Senior Lecturer at Australia’s Monash University. This is a great podcast covering a wide range of topics, and it is particularly nice to get an international perspective on these issues.
Posted in Clippings, Constitutional Law, Contract Law, Copyright Law, Employment Law, Lawsuits, Second Life, Virtual Government, Virtual Law, Virtual Law Practice, Virtual Legal Education, Virtual Worlds & Games on May 28th, 2008 2 Comments »
I am happy to announce that next month I am moderating a teleconference on “Why Virtual Worlds Matter for Lawyers” sponsored by the American Bar Association’s Section of Science & Technology Law and Section of Intellectual Property Law. The teleconference, scheduled for June 24 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon Pacific time, will be available [...]
Earlier this month, Mike Dillon, Executive VP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Sun Microsystems, visited Sun’s Second Life campus for an internal conference and posted about it. It wasn’t terribly big news, particularly since it wasn’t a public event, but Dillon’s post seems to really get both the current reality (“the overall visual effect [...]
Last year Linden Lab, the company that runs the virtual world of Second Life, banned sexual ageplay in its world. The policy specifically prohibited “depictions of or engagement in sexualized conduct with avatars that resemble children,” and clarified an earlier statement that was widely seen as overbroad. This hit VB’s radar screen because although “virtual [...]