Virtual Goods Transfers in Virtual Worlds: Legal and Economic Stakes
14 Pages Posted: 15 Jun 2009
Date Written: June 12, 2009
The transfers of virtual goods are emergent activities in virtual worlds like Massively Multiplayer Online Game. These activities have a huge impact outside of their virtual environments. However, as long as the legal nature of the virtual goods is not established, the legal frame of the supervision and the protection of their transfer cannot be set up.
Keywords: virtual goods, virtual property, virtual worlds, E-commerce, business model, sales of goods, intellectual property, services, economic analysis of law, legal and economic interests, private international law
JEL Classification: K11, K12, O30
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