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Law and order in virtual worlds : exploring avatars, their ownership and rights

Author: Angela Adrian; IGI Global.
Publisher: Hershey, Pa. : IGI Global (701 E. Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, Pennsylvania, 17033, USA), 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book examines the legal realities which are emerging from Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Games (MMORPGs) or virtual worlds that demonstrate many of the traits we associate with the Earth world: interpersonal relationships, economic transactions, and organic political institutions"--Provided by publisher.
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Adrian, Angela, 1968-
Law and order in virtual worlds.
Hershey, Pa. : IGI Global (701 E. Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, Pennsylvania, 17033, USA), 2010
(DLC) 2009041384
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Angela Adrian; IGI Global.
ISBN: 9781615207961 1615207961
OCLC Number: 707611783
Description: 1 online resource (electronic texts (ix, 228 pages))
Contents: 1. Why virtual worlds? --
2. It is only a game --
3. Avatars --
4. Philosophy, personality and property --
5. Virtual property in virtual worlds --
6. Intellectual property and virtual worlds --
7. Contract law and virtual worlds --
8. Mischief and grief --
9. Beyond griefing --
10. Why virtual worlds matter.
Other Titles: Exploring avatars, their ownership and rights
Responsibility: by Angela Adrian.
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Written for anyone who has ventured into a virtual reality and wondered what, if any, real world consequences would follow their actions, this book raises and answers compelling legal questions about  Read more...

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