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The state of play : law, games, and virtual worlds

J. M. Balkin (Editor), Beth Simone Noveck (Editor)
The State of Play presents an essential first step in understanding how new digital worlds will change the future of our universe. Millions of people around the world inhabit virtual words: multiplayer online games where characters live, love, buy, trade, cheat, steal, and have every possible kind of adventure. Far more complicated and sophisticated than early video games, people now spend countless hours in virtual universes like Second Life and Star Wars Galaxies not to shoot space invaders but to create new identities, fall in love, build cities, make rules, and break them. As digital wor
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New York University Press, New York, ©2006
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9780814739075, 0814739075
Introduction / Jack M. Balkin and Beth Simone Noveck
Virtual worlds : a primer / F. Gregory Lastowka and Dan Hunter
Virtual worldliness / Richard A. Bartle
Declaring the rights of players / Raph Koster
The right to play / Edward Castronova
Law and liberty in virtual worlds / Jack M. Balkin
Virtual crime / F. Gregory Lastowka and Dan Hunter
Owned! Intellectual property in the age of eBayers, gold farmers, and other enemies of the virtual state / Julian Dibbell
Virtual power politics / James Grimmelmann
Escaping the gilded cage : user-created content and building the metaverse / Cory Ondrejka
There is no spoon / Yochai Benkler
Who killed Miss Norway? / Tracy Spaight
Who's in charge of who I am? : identity and law online / Susan P. Crawford
Privacy and data collection in virtual worlds / Tal Zarsky
Virtual worlds, real rules : using virtual worlds to test legal rules / Caroline Bradley and A. Michael Froomkin
The new visual literacy : how the screen affects the law / David R. Johnson
the video game : virtual worlds and the future of collective action / Beth Simone Noveck
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