Yesterday, I launched the first in a new series of legal discussions for SL residents. We discussed copyright in virtual worlds and social media, focusing specifically on why copyright issues affect users of virtual worlds and social media differently from traditional copyright holders and how recent developments in international case law affect users of virtual worlds and social media. Nearly 30 people turned out for the discussion, and we talked for an hour and a half. It was a very successful event.
I know a lot of people really wanted to attend but could not due to work, other commitments, or, you know, living on the other side of the planet. Fortunately, one of the participants recorded the event — please check out his video (but remember, an hour and a half, you guys!)
I have also typed up my notes and slides from the presentation. You can find them here:
Copyright in Virtual Worlds & Social Media is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Enjoy, and please feel free to leave comments here if you have questions. Oh PS leaving me a comment here doesn’t make me your lawyer. Seriously.
There’ll be another one of these next month! I’m aiming for the first week each month, so you’ve got all of July to prepare!