Monthly Archives: December 2010

Chinese Divorce Court Denies Woman’s Claim to Shared Virtual Assets

The breakup of a marriage can be as traumatic in a virtual world as it can be in the real world.  We have already seen how it affects gamers in Korea, where the popular game Maple Story even features in-world … Continue reading

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Last Minute Gift Ideas: Facebook Is Now Selling Gift Cards

Just a quick link to share this timely article in case you’re out of ideas for your 8-year-old niece or nephew. You can buy Facebook Credits at your nearest Target store. This story from Variety discusses the new giftcards and … Continue reading

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Can Social Media Be Used to Help Prevent/Solve Crimes?

Update: Just got this brief story from the NY Post about a drug bust that got information about the smuggler from posts on Facebook.  “Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn indicted Luvman Allison after discovering that he allegedly used Facebook to arrange delivery … Continue reading

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Virtual Navigator is Among MSBA’s Top 25 Minnesota Law Blogs!

I want to extend my thanks to the Minnesota State Bar Association and all of you who nominated me for this year’s Top 25 Minnesota Law Blogs.  It’s quite an honor and I’m in some illustrious company.  I was AFK … Continue reading

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Virtual Item Sales Drive Profits for Sony’s Home VW

News out this week from Venture Beat talks about the growing success of Sony’s Computer Entertainment’s PlayStation Home online virtual world for PlayStation3 game console owners.  Sony announced that it now has more than 17 million users who come to … Continue reading

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