Thursday, October 4, 2012

ATLAS Speaker Series: Help! My avatar was robbed!

Lastowka As billions of dollars are exchanged in virtual worlds like Second Life and World of Warcraft, criminals are defrauding online communities. And as avatars lose virtual property to wrongdoers, people feel cheated and increasingly seek legal remedies. But what law assists people when their avatars are robbed?

Greg Lastowka, author of “Virtual Justice: The New Laws of Online Worlds” and professor at Rutgers University Law School will discuss how real-world laws are being adapted to virtual worlds and how governments respond to cyberspace chaos. He will explore laws of property, crime, jurisdiction and copyright as they relate to virtual worlds.
4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, ATLAS 100, Cofrin Auditorium

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