9781615207954 (hardbound 1615207953 hardbound 9781615207961 e-book 1615207961 e-book
"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.
"Premier reference source"--Cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-222) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Why virtual worlds? It is only a game Avatars Philosophy, personality, and property Virtual property in virtual worlds Intellectual property and virtual worlds Contract law and virtual worlds Mischief and grief : virutal torts or real problems? Beyond griefing : virtual crimes Why virtual worlds matter.
K564.C6 A755 2010
Hershey, Pa. : Information Science Reference,