Vol. 6 No. 3 (2013): Legal and Governance Challenges

Legal and Governance Challenges Issue Cover

Issue Editors: Melissa de Zwart, University of Adelaide, Australia; Dan Hunter, QUT Law School, Australia; Greg Lastowka, Rutgers University, USA

What is the proper relationship between the physical and virtual worlds? When should we pierce the magic circle? What is virtual property and how should we treat it? Do avatars have rights, and if so, what ones? And so on.

We have been lucky to assemble six fascinating accounts of how we might approach the laws of the virtual worlds. They are each very different, but they all expand our understanding of the intersection between legal systems and these new (game) world systems. They are worthy markers of the ten year anniversary of the field of law and virtual worlds.
Published: 2013-09-16