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dc.contributor.authorKennedy, Rónánen
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-13T11:03:25Z
dc.date.available2015-03-13T11:03:25Z
dc.date.issued2009-04en
dc.identifier.citationKennedy, Rónán, Law in Virtual Worlds. Journal of Internet Law. April 2009, pp. 3-10.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/4881
dc.description.abstractThis article considers the application of real-world law to virtual worlds, new shared spaces that are being created on the Internet. These computer-mediated environments are often fantastic places where magic works, people can fly, and physical appearance can be manipulated at will. However, they are not a fairyland of happy ever after, and they throw up legal issues that are simultaneously novel and familiar, involving questions of intellectual property, crime, and freedom of speech. This article considers the principal issues that have arisen to date, the few instances of litigation and legislation that involve virtual worlds, and how this area of law might develop in the future.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherJournal of Internet Lawen
dc.subjectLawen
dc.subjectVirtual Worldsen
dc.subjectCopyrighten
dc.subjectTrademarksen
dc.subjectChild Pornographyen
dc.subjectFreedom of Speechen
dc.subjectFinancial Regulationen
dc.titleLaw in Virtual Worldsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-revieweden
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