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3rd Monday Event

Avatars - Your Legal Rights by Dai Davis

Date: Monday, 16th June 2008
Time: 19:00 (tea & coffee available from 18:30)
Location: Novotel, Bostock Lane, Long Eaton, Nottingham, NG10 4EP (map)
Price: Free! (non-members welcome)
Status: Went Ahead

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Many thanks to everyone who attended this event, and to Dai Davis for providing the presentation for us. A copy of the presentation is available. To download a copy click here.

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Eight million users canít be wrong? Or can they? Eight million is reported to be the number of registered users of the most widely known virtual reality game, Second Life. Second Life distinguishes itself from competitors such as Entropia Universe and Multiverse by the ability to buy and sell property in the virtual reality game. But what precisely is that virtual reality? More particularly, what are the rules that apply? What happens if they are broken? Can they be enforced? Can virtual property be stolen or damaged? Can crimes be committed in Second Life? Who is losing money in Second Life and why? This presentation will give some idea about the social and legal backgrounds to Second Life and attempt to answer these questions.

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About the Presenter

Dai Davis is a solicitor as well as a chartered engineer, and an expert on the law relating to Virtual Worlds. He is a partner at Brooke North LLP based in Leeds and London where he specialises in advising IT companies in relation to computer contracts, outsourcing arrangements, teaming, collaboration and distribution agreements and similar commercial transactions.

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