Virtual Worlds, Real Damages: The Odd Case of American Hero, the Greatest Horse that May Have Lived

Gaming Law Review, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2007

8 Pages Posted: 1 Jun 2006

Abstract

As the virtual world and the real world begin to collide, what damages exist to the owner of virtual property? What are the consequences from building a pay-to-play virtual world that accepts real world money for virtual items?

In discussing the questions articulated above, the author analyzes the example of a virtual horse named American Hero and the real world damages that appear to have occurred by virtue of his death.

Keywords: virtual, items, world, worlds, property, law, american, hero, horse, racing

JEL Classification: K1, K11, K12, K13, K19

Suggested Citation

Archinaco, Jason A., Virtual Worlds, Real Damages: The Odd Case of American Hero, the Greatest Horse that May Have Lived. Gaming Law Review, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=905043

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