Governing the Magic Circle: Regulation of Virtual Worlds
Friday April 8, 2011
University of California, Irvine
Donald Bren Hall (Map)
Virtual computer worlds have become an emerging phenomenon in the current social environment. Each day millions of users interact through such interfaces. Millions of dollars change hands. Virtual worlds have become an important part of the information economy, not only for entertainment, but for education, scientific research, social networking, and military defense.
How is such activity to be governed? Formal regulation, informal agreement, private contract, economic incentives, and social norms all play a role. This symposium gathers experts in law, economics, social science, computer science, communications, and cultural studies to explore the complex interaction of new and established mechanisms for governing virtual worlds.
MCLE ethics credit (30 minutes) offered by UC Irvine School of Law, an approved State Bar of California MCLE provider.
To register: Click here to register online
Registration fee: $45