The ultimate in digital escapism, virtual worlds keep ending up in the ultimate in depressing reality: the courts.
Is digital property, property?
Take virtual property. “One of the questions is, how do we treat property in virtual worlds,” said Noveck. “Should we accord them the same protection as property in the real world?”[/quote]
This is a very interesting legal question.
But others, such as what is intellectual property in a virtual world?
Hypothetical: Online Gaming Giant creates a virtual world of comic heros. Should they be protecting the intellectual property of Marvel Comics?
Lots of juicy morsels to digest here.