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The Real Law of Virtual Reality

Mark A. Lemley, Stanford Law School
Eugene Volokh, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law

Negligent Misstatement in the Court of Appeal

Marcus Roberts, University of Auckland - Faculty of Law


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"The Real Law of Virtual Reality" Free Download
Stanford Public Law Working Paper

MARK A. LEMLEY, Stanford Law School
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EUGENE VOLOKH, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
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This is an edited version of a talk one of us (Lemley) gave at the UC Davis symposium on the future of law. We explore legal issues that will arise in virtual reality and augmented reality, particularly those stemming from the fact that VR is a visceral experience that blurs the line between information and the physical. The fact that people experience VR as real even when they know it isn't has implications for tort and criminal law. The ability to design and change the terms of people's interaction in virtual reality has significant implications for the role of law vs. self-help. In VR, code IS law in a very real sense.

"Negligent Misstatement in the Court of Appeal" Free Download
[2017] NZLJ 327

MARCUS ROBERTS, University of Auckland - Faculty of Law
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The question of liability for negligent misstatements has been revisited in the last year by the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court in two cases dealing with economic loss arising from substandard building products and building work. In Carter Holt Harvey Ltd v Minister of Education [2016] NZSC 95, [2017] 1 NZLR 78 (CHH) the Supreme Court refused to strike out a claim against the manufacturer and supplier of defective cladding products for misleading statements made in promotional material. In Invercargill City Council v Southland Indoor Leisure Centre Charitable Trust [2017] NZCA 68, the Court of Appeal held that the Council was not liable to the owner for the cost of rebuilding a collapsed stadium when it had issued a misleading Certificate of Code Compliance.

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