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
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
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