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Virtual justice : the new laws of online worlds

Author: F Gregory Lastowka
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, ©2010.
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In this book, the author illustrates the real legal dilemmas posed by virtual worlds. Presenting the most recent lawsuits and controversies, he explains how governments are responding to the chaos on the cyberspace frontier. After an engaging overview of the history and business models of today's virtual worlds, he explores how laws of property, jurisdiction, crime, and copyright are being adapted to pave the path  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F Gregory Lastowka
ISBN: 9780300141207 0300141203 9780300177749 0300177747
OCLC Number: 648096302
Description: xiii, 226 pages : illustrations, photographs ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Law --
History --
Landscape --
Regulation --
Jurisdiction --
Games --
Property --
Hackers --
Copyright --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: New laws of online worlds
Responsibility: Greg Lastowka.

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Tens of millions of people today are living part of their life in a virtual world. In places like World of Warcraft, Second Life, and Free Realms, people are making friends, building communities,  Read more...

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"Greg Lastowka shows how blurry the line can be between private and public, between a customer base and a polity. He makes a compelling and impassioned case for why what happens in online worlds Read more...

 
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by greglas (WorldCat user published 2010-12-10) Very Good Permalink

I'm the author -- I just wanted to note that the book is available online in a free PDF version at http://bit.ly/virtualjustice

So you may not have to take a trip to the local library for this...

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