Copyright in Virtual Worlds and Social Media

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
Copyright in Virtual Worlds & Social Media PPT

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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!

About Vaki

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8 Responses to Copyright in Virtual Worlds and Social Media

  1. Ashasekayi says:

    Thanks for posting your notes. I found them extremely helpful and easy to understand. This topic can be quite confusing when reading information written in legalese.

  2. Alyx says:

    Thank you for posting the notes and slides, along with the link to the recording. It was an incredibly informative event and being able to refer back to what was said is very useful.
    I’m very much looking forward to future events too!

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  6. Amisha March says:

    Interesting and informative post. Thanks for taking the time and I hope to join you all next time 🙂

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