Monthly Archives: April 2010

How Mobile Devices Popped the Virtual World Bubble

No more MetaPlace? Blame Steve Jobs… The iPhone killed virtual worlds. Continue reading

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Korean Curfew Imposed on Juvenile Gamers Uses National ID Number

Curfew on young gamers is designed to help them get more sleep and reduce the rates of internet addiction, but achieving that goal may prove difficult in other countries. Continue reading

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Digital Economy Bill in UK a Menace to Privacy?

The UK parliament recently passed a piece of legislation called the Digital Economy Bill (now known as the Digital Economy Act, or DEA).  The DEA is a collection of measures designed to target copyright and other IP violations on the Internet and … Continue reading

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Social Worlds a Hit in China

Not that this takes anyone by surprise, but China is a huge market for online and social-networking-supported games.  I will work on gathering some more information about these sites and how some of them may impact or inform legal issues … Continue reading

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