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Virtual Worlds: Yet Another Challenge to Intellectual Property Law


Martine Boonk


VU University Amsterdam

Arno R. Lodder


VU University Amsterdam - Computer/Law Institute; VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Law


Global IP Summit Magazine, 2007

Abstract:     
In this paper we highlight some interesting aspects of Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs), such as Second Life and World of Warcraft. The number of participants in these so-called virtual worlds are increasing exponentially (currently millions of players). Beside the economic and social impact, several challenging legal issues arise. Our focus in this paper is on intellectual property issues.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 9

Keywords: copyright law, intellectual property, virtual worlds, mmorpg

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Date posted: January 3, 2008  

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Boonk, Martine and Lodder, Arno R., Virtual Worlds: Yet Another Challenge to Intellectual Property Law. Global IP Summit Magazine, 2007. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1079970

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Martine Boonk (Contact Author)
VU University Amsterdam ( email )
De Boelelaan 1105
Amsterdam, ND North Holland 1081 HV
Netherlands
HOME PAGE: http://cli.vu
Arno R. Lodder
VU University Amsterdam - Computer/Law Institute ( email )
De Boelelaan 1105
Amsterdam, 1081HV
Netherlands
VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Law ( email )
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Netherlands
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