GRAVEL hosts conference
The spillover of the virtual into the real worlds of economics and law is growing. Digital assets acquired in games are being sold on Ebay. The legal and moral rights of avatars in virtual worlds can have implications for the real world gamers. The emerging issues of virtual economics and law are just beginning to be explored.
Featuring: F. Gregory Lastowka, an attorney in the intellectual property litigation group at Dechert LLP in Philadelphia.
Edward Castronova, Associate Professor of Economics in the College of Business and Economics at California State University, Fullerton. His paper "Virtual Worlds: A First-Hand Account of Market and Society on the Cyberian Front" is the most-downloaded economics paper at the Social Science Research Network.