Benjamin Duranske is currently Payments Counsel at Facebook. Mr. Duranske was the editor and primary contributor to Virtually Blind from early 2007 to late 2008. Although he does not plan to post new content (at least for the foreseeable future) Virtually Blind remains online as a research resource. Mr. Duranske is the author of Virtual Law: Navigating the Legal Landscape of Virtual Worlds (American Bar Association, 2008). He also regularly speaks on legal issues arising from virtual worlds and video games.
Mr. Duranske graduated from UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law in 2003. Before becoming an attorney, he was an IT manager. He has been involved in virtual worlds from pre-web text-based dial-up MUDs, to early PvP and RP communities in Ultima Online to, most recently, Second Life, where, as the avatar ‘Benjamin Noble,’ Mr. Duranske founded the SL Bar Association.