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Some Business and Legal Considerations for the Virtual World Entrepreneur


Candidus Dougherty


Rutgers School of Law - Camden

August 18, 2008


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In this article, I discuss some of the business and legal issues posed by creating a virtual world-based business. In Part One, I start by briefly discussing some of the relevant lingo and terminology associated with virtual world use. In Part Two, I explore whether there is a real opportunity for success and profit-making potential in a virtual world-based business and some of the preliminary considerations when generating a business plan and strategy. In Part Three, I review the legal issues posed by operating a business in the virtual world, Second Life.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 18

Keywords: virtual world, Second Life, gambling, UIGEA, World of Warcraft, virtual crime

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Date posted: August 20, 2008  

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Dougherty, Candidus, Some Business and Legal Considerations for the Virtual World Entrepreneur (August 18, 2008). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1236002 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1236002

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Rutgers School of Law - Camden ( email )
217 N. 5th Street
Camden, NJ 08102-1203
United States
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