The Legal Acceptance of Virtual Property?
North-West University; University of Stellenbosch
March 4, 2010
The article discusses virtual property in general and more specifically, the Dutch Runescape case. An argument is made that this case points to the beginning of legal acceptance of virtual property by Western courts as well as an illustration of the courts willingness to accept that virtual property could be classified as being a protectable object of property law separate from intellectual property.
Paper was presented at the Association for Law Property and Society’s first annual meeting held on March 5-6, 2010 in Washington D.C.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 6
Keywords: Virtual Property, Legal Acceptance, Virtual Property Theft, Protection of Virtual Property
JEL Classification: K11, K14, K42
Date posted: April 17, 2010 ; Last revised: March 26, 2011
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