Wian Erlank

North-West University - Faculty of Law

Professor

Faculty of Law

Potchefstroom Campus

Potchefstroom, North-West 2531

South Africa

http://www.nwu.ac.za/p-fl/staff

Tulane University

6823 St Charles Ave

New Orleans, LA 70118

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

16

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Ideas:
“  I am currently working on the question of sovereignty in outer space  ”

Scholarly Papers (16)

Rethinking Terra Nullius and Property Law in Space

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 22 Feb 2013
Wian Erlank
North-West University - Faculty of Law
Downloads 664 (73,836)

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Space, Space Law, Ownership, Property Rights, Terra Nullius, Moon Treaty, Outer Space Treaty

Rethinking Terra Nullius and Property Law in Space

Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, Vol. 18, No. 7, 2015
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 24 Mar 2016
Wian Erlank
North-West University - Faculty of Law
Downloads 360 (154,638)

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space law, property law, terra nullius, res nullius, ownership, exclusion, non-appropriation, appropriation, sovereignty, moon treaty, lunar registry, outer space treaty, property in space, ownership in space, luna nullius, astra nullius, caelestia nullius

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Lecture: Introduction to Virtual Property

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 20 Oct 2009
Wian Erlank
North-West University - Faculty of Law
Downloads 785 (60,198)

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Virtual worlds, virtual property, european property, virtual world economies

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Enforcement of Multi-Tiered Dispute Resolution Clauses

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 20 Oct 2009
Wian Erlank
North-West University - Faculty of Law
Downloads 726 (66,746)
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Alternative Dispute Resolution Clauses, ADR, Multi-Tiered Dispute Resolution Clauses, MTDRC

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Property in Virtual Worlds

Number of pages: 473 Posted: 14 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 07 Jul 2017
Wian Erlank
North-West University - Faculty of Law
Downloads 701 (69,800)
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Virtual Property, virtual worlds, virtual law, property law, property, cyberlaw, internet law, Second Life, World of Warcraft, games, gaming, virtual crime

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The Legal Acceptance of Virtual Property?

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 17 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2011
Wian Erlank
North-West University - Faculty of Law
Downloads 401 (138,173)
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Virtual Property, Legal Acceptance, Virtual Property Theft, Protection of Virtual Property

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Property Rights in Space: Moving the Goal Posts So the Players Don't Notice

Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, Vol. 19, 2016
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 24 Feb 2017
Wian Erlank
North-West University - Faculty of Law
Downloads 305 (185,962)

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Space Law, Space, Outer Space, Ownership, Moon, Mars, Property Rights in Space, Property Law, Property-Like Rights, Outer Space Treaty, Moon Treaty, Appropriation, Non-Appropriation Principle, Mining, Tourism, Colonisation

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Acquisition of Property Inside Virtual Worlds

De Jure, 2013 Forthcoming
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 10 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2014
Wian Erlank
North-West University - Faculty of Law
Downloads 239 (237,953)
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virtual property, virtual worlds, acquisition of ownership, original acquisition, MMORPG

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Introduction to Virtual Property: Lex Virtualis IPSA Loquitur

Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, Vol. 18, No. 7, 2015
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 24 Mar 2016
Wian Erlank
North-West University - Faculty of Law
Downloads 224 (253,245)
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virtual property, virtual worlds, intangible property, intangible objects, objects of property law, property law, Second Life, Facebook, World of Warcraft, immersion, virtual reality, virtual property theft, intangible property

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Augustinus of Hippo: The Man, His Life and Legacy

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 20 Oct 2009
Wian Erlank
North-West University - Faculty of Law
Downloads 202 (278,707)

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Saint Augustine, Augustinus, Biography

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Finding Property in New Places – Property in Cyber and Outer Space

Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, Vol. 18, No. 5, 2015
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 06 Mar 2016
Wian Erlank
North-West University - Faculty of Law
Downloads 151 (359,128)

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virtual property, property law, cyber law, objects of property, ownership, property in space, space law

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Acquisition of Ownership Inside Virtual Worlds

De Jure 46 Volume 3 2013 p 770
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 31 Jul 2014
Wian Erlank
North-West University - Faculty of Law
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virtual worlds, virtual property, ownership, property rights, acquisition of property, acquisition of ownership, transfer of ownership, world of warcraft, second life.

Green Paper on Land Reform: Overview and Challenges

Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, Vol. 17, No. 2, 2014
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 24 Jan 2015
Wian Erlank
North-West University - Faculty of Law
Downloads 30 (887,382)

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Green Paper on Land Reform; Land Reform; Section 25; Property Law; Ownership; Constitutional Law; Security of Tenure.

Green Paper on Land Reform: Overview and Challenges

Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, Vol. 17, No. 2, 2014
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 31 Jul 2014
Wian Erlank
North-West University - Faculty of Law
Downloads 28 (905,772)

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green paper, green paper on land reform, land reform, ownership, constitutionality, property law, property rights, section 25, security of tenure

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Virtuele Eiendom - Wat is Dit En Hoe Werk Dit? (Virtual Property - What is it and How does it Work?)

Woord en Daad/Word and Action, 2012
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 10 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2013
Wian Erlank
North-West University - Faculty of Law
Downloads 48 (727,708)

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Virtual Property; Virtual Worlds, Virtuele Eiendom, Internet Speletjies

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From Science Fiction to Science Fact - The Ivory Tower's Role in Developing the Law of the Future

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 20 Sep 2021
Wian Erlank
North-West University - Faculty of Law
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4iR; Fourth Industrial Revolution; Law & Technology; AI; Innovation; Ivory Tower; Importance of Academia

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Property and Sovereignty in Virtual Worlds

Smith JC Property and Sovereignty: Legal and Cultural perspectives (2013) Ashgate Publishing pages 99-126
Posted: 01 Aug 2014
Wian Erlank
North-West University - Faculty of Law

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virtual property, virtual worlds, sovereignty, governance, power relations, property, intellectual property

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Books, Apps, Movies and Music – Ownership of Virtual Property in the Digital Library

European Property Law Journal. Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 194–212.
Posted: 31 Jul 2014
Wian Erlank
North-West University - Faculty of Law

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eBooks, Apps, Movies, Music, Ownership, Digital objects, Kindle, iTunes, Digital Library, virtual property

Other Papers (3)

Total Downloads: 138
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Introducing Property in Virtual Worlds

Number of pages: 5 Posted: 30 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2013
Wian Erlank
North-West University - Faculty of Law
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Virtual Property, virtual worlds, virtual law, property law, property, cyberlaw, internet law, Second Life, World of Warcraft, games, gaming, virtual crime

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The Real World Value of Property in a Virtual World

Steyn, Ronel (ed); New Voices in Science 2013, University of Stellenbosch (2013) page 19
Number of pages: 1 Posted: 14 Feb 2013
Wian Erlank
North-West University - Faculty of Law
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Virtual Property, Virtual Worlds, Virtual Economy, Property Law

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The Move of Various Virtual World Operators as Well as Large Social Media Companies to Institute a So-Called Real/Verified User ID System

Computer Law & Security Review Volume 29, Issue 1, February 2013, Page 10
Number of pages: 1 Posted: 14 Feb 2013
Wian Erlank
North-West University - Faculty of Law
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Cyber-privacy, online identity, internet privacy, virtual worlds, virtual property