Virtual Goods Transfers in Virtual Worlds: Legal and Economic Stakes

14 Pages Posted: 15 Jun 2009

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Dobah Carre

University of Montreal - Faculty of Law

Date Written: June 12, 2009

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Carre, Dobah, Virtual Goods Transfers in Virtual Worlds: Legal and Economic Stakes (June 12, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1418658 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1418658

Dobah Carre (Contact Author)

University of Montreal - Faculty of Law ( email )

Montreal, Quebec H3T 1B9
Canada

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