The Fizzy Experiment: Second Life, Virtual Property and a 1L Property Course
Elizabeth Townsend Gard
Tulane University Law School
Seattle University School of Law
June 19, 2008
Tulane Public Law Research Paper No. 08-07
Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal, Vol. 24, No. 915, 2008
This work is an attempt to sort out the relationship between virtual property and common law property. How are we to understand the relationship between a virtual table and an actual table? What does property in this context mean exactly? While many have written about this topic from a myriad of perspectives, we took a slightly different approach. We wanted to see what property elements were being used inside one virtual space - Second Life. We sought to understand the relationship between common law property and virtual property by combining our knowledge as a property professor with a cultural history background with an avid gamer turned law student. We called it the Fizzy Experiment.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 47
Keywords: virtual property, second life, property law
JEL Classification: K11
Date posted: July 14, 2008
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