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A Real “Virtual Currency” Emerges: Could BitCoins Threaten “Real” Currencies?

I’ve talked fairly often on this blog about the trade of virtual goods and virtual currencies in virtual worlds such as Second Life or Facebook.  While novel, neither of these elements are legally what they claim to be.  With respect to virtual … Continue reading

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Labor and Employment Issues in Online Environments Increasing

It’s no secret that what happens online doesn’t stay online, especially when it comes to workplace and employment issues.  I’ve noticed a couple stories in recent bar journals where people have expressed surprise when real world laws follow people online, … Continue reading

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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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Don’t go There(.com): Another Virtual World Closes Shop

Does the impending closure of another virtual world signify trouble with MMOGs in general? Continue reading

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Second Life Launches “Viewer 2,” Continues to Blur the Line on its Currency

Second Life CEO Mark Kingdon discusses new Viewer 2 and also continues the confusing double-standard for SL currency. Continue reading

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