The Concept of Property in Virtual Worlds and Online Spaces |

The Concept of Property in Virtual Worlds and Online Spaces

Synopsis:

The rise of virtual worlds and massively multiplayer online games has brought with it an understanding of how people treat property in online spaces. This, coupled with the rise of social media games, has seen the emergence of a billion dollar market for assets that don't exist. This presentation maps out what we know about virtual property, and present some theories about what this means for the nature of online markets, intellectual property systems in Asia and the rest of the world, and the way that humans will live in a computer-mediated future.

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Speaker(s):

Dan Hunter, Professor of Law & Director, Institute for Information Law & Policy, New York Law School; Adjunct Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Date:
Tuesday, 08 December 2009
Time:
12.15 p.m. - 1.30 p.m.
Venue:

Conference Room, Level 1
Oei Tiong Ham Building
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259772

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