Monthly Archives: January 2010

What Happened to the Virtual Worlds Explosion Analysts Predicted?

A few years back, you couldn’t open any newspaper, magazine or law review journal without seeing yet another article about the crazy things that were going on in virtual worlds.  Today, not so much.  News of the closure of Metaplace didn’t … Continue reading

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Korean Court Strikes Down Penalties for RMT

So the big news around the VW blogosphere today is the Korean Supreme Court’s ruling that puts virtual currency and property on the same level as real currency and property.  Well, almost.  Before we get too far ahead of ourselves … Continue reading

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Player Pays $330k (US) for Space Station in Project Entropia Universe

So this post is sort of old news, but I wanted to point it out because there is a serious amount of money changing hands.  Dean Takahashi at GamesBeat reports that an entire space station in Planet Calypso of the … Continue reading

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Privacy Issues in the Cloud Mirror Those in Virtual Worlds

CNET News – Does the 4th Amendment Cover the Cloud? As technology continues to race forward, the law slogs along, years or even decades behind.  This article discusses a student note from the recent issue of the Minnesota Law Review … Continue reading

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