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The Law of Virtual Worlds and Internet Social Networks

The Law of Virtual Worlds and Internet Social Networks Author Andrew Sparrow
ISBN-10 9781317026112
Release 2016-03-03
Pages 264
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Virtual worlds are the latest manifestation of the internet's inexorable appetite for development. Organisations of all kinds are enthusiastically pursuing the commercial opportunities offered by the growth of this phenomenon. But if you believe that there are no laws which govern internet social networks and virtual worlds this book will persuade you otherwise. There is law, and a good deal of it. Why would there not be? As with many other aspects of the world wide web, this new medium is unregulated and offers many opportunities for companies to damage their reputation, run into a whole host of problems relating to intellectual property, trade marks and copyrights, and compromise the rights of individuals participating within the virtual environment. By reading The Law of Virtual Worlds and Internet Social Networks you will gain a good understanding of the legal issues which govern this expanding and fascinating world - are you ready for the leap from internet plaything to meaningful social and business tool? The Law of Virtual Worlds and Internet Social Networks is an essential reference for advertising and media agencies; television broadcast producers; academic institutions including university law, knowledge and information departments. In fact, it has been written for anyone interested in virtual worlds and social networks whether commercially because you want to explore the possibilities such environments present, or for academic curiosity.

Technical Social and Legal Issues in Virtual Communities Emerging Environments

Technical  Social  and Legal Issues in Virtual Communities  Emerging Environments Author Dasgupta, Subhasish
ISBN-10 9781466615540
Release 2012-05-31
Pages 373
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Technical, Social and Legal Issues in Virtual Communities: Emerging Environments examines a variety of issues related to virtual communities and social networking, addressing issues related to team identification, leader-member issues, social networking for education, participation in social networks, and other issues directly related to this eclectic field of study. This publication provides comprehensive coverage and understanding of the social, cultural, organizational, human, and cognitive issues related to the virtual communities and social networking. Readers will find that this book encompasses an overall body of knowledge regarding participation of individuals, groups and organizations in virtual communities and networks, by providing an outlet for scholarly research in the area.

Regulating Content on Social Media

Regulating Content on Social Media Author Corinne Tan
ISBN-10 9781787351721
Release 2018-03-26
Pages 278
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How are users influenced by social media platforms when they generate content, and does this influence affect users’ compliance with copyright laws? These are pressing questions in today’s internet age, and Regulating Content on Social Media answers them by analysing how the behaviours of social media users are regulated from a copyright perspective. Corinne Tan, an internet governance specialist, compares copyright laws on selected social media platforms, namely Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, Twitter and Wikipedia, with other regulatory factors such as the terms of service and the technological features of each platform. This comparison enables her to explore how each platform affects the role copyright laws play in securing compliance from their users. Through a case study detailing the content generative activities undertaken by a hypothetical user named Jane Doe, as well as drawing from empirical studies, the book argues that – in spite of copyright’s purported regulation of certain behaviours – users are 'nudged' by the social media platforms themselves to behave in ways that may be inconsistent with copyright laws. Praise for Regulating Content on Social Media 'This book makes an important contribution to the field of social media and copyright. It tackles the real issue of how social media is designed to encourage users to engage in generative practices, in a sense effectively “seducing” users into practices that involve misuse or infringement of copyright, whilst simultaneously normalising such practices.’ Melissa de Zwart, Dean of Law, Adelaide Law School, Australia "This timely and accessible book examines the regulation of content generative activities across five popular social media platforms – Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, Twitter and Wikipedia. Its in-depth, critical and comparative analysis of the platforms' growing efforts to align terms of service and technological features with copyright law should be of great interest to anyone studying the interplay of law and new media." Peter K. Yu, Director of the Center for Law and Intellectual Property, Texas A&M University

Studies in Virtual Communities Blogs and Modern Social Networking Measurements Analysis and Investigations

Studies in Virtual Communities  Blogs  and Modern Social Networking  Measurements  Analysis  and Investigations Author Dasgupta, Subhasish
ISBN-10 9781466640238
Release 2013-05-31
Pages 317
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Social networks are a nearly universal element of modern, information-driven societies, one that presents many opportunities and advantages—and challenges and hazards—for organizations as well as individuals. Studies in Virtual Communities, Blogs, and Modern Social Networking: Measurements, Analysis, and Investigations provides a cross-cultural perspective of social networking, including ethical considerations and business implications. Readers will find a detailed treatment of technical, social, and legal issues inherent in online virtual communities, exploring methods of effectively implementing the latest social tools in their everyday practices, both professional and personal, in the interest of improved security and sustainability in digital collaborative environments.

The Internet and the Law

The Internet and the Law Author Kevin M Rogers
ISBN-10 9780230345737
Release 2011-07-11
Pages 320
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This sector-leading text covers Internet Law in its broadest terms, providing a concise yet comprehensive introduction to what is an exciting, fast-moving and complex area of law. Analysis focuses on each of the important elements within the subject, from the implications of online contracting, distance selling and online payment, to issues arising from the emergence of Web 2.0 and the growth of social networking sites. The author also considers data protection issues, freedom of expression and defamation, and the treatment of Internet-related crimes. The text is underpinned throughout by wide-ranging references which will prove invaluable to students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, whilst the clarity and immediate nature of the coverage will provide illumination for all readers who have an interest in the subject. The text is supported by end-of-chapter summaries, suggested further reading and questions for consideration. A useful companion website featuring regular updates on the latest developments in the subject, and containing all weblinks listed in the text, can be found at:

Synthetic Worlds

Synthetic Worlds Author Edward Castronova
ISBN-10 9780226096315
Release 2008-09-15
Pages 344
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From EverQuest to World of Warcraft, online games have evolved from the exclusive domain of computer geeks into an extraordinarily lucrative staple of the entertainment industry. People of all ages and from all walks of life now spend thousands of hours—and dollars—partaking in this popular new brand of escapism. But the line between fantasy and reality is starting to blur. Players have created virtual societies with governments and economies of their own whose currencies now trade against the dollar on eBay at rates higher than the yen. And the players who inhabit these synthetic worlds are starting to spend more time online than at their day jobs. In Synthetic Worlds, Edward Castronova offers the first comprehensive look at the online game industry, exploring its implications for business and culture alike. He starts with the players, giving us a revealing look into the everyday lives of the gamers—outlining what they do in their synthetic worlds and why. He then describes the economies inside these worlds to show how they might dramatically affect real world financial systems, from potential disruptions of markets to new business horizons. Ultimately, he explores the long-term social consequences of online games: If players can inhabit worlds that are more alluring and gratifying than reality, then how can the real world ever compete? Will a day ever come when we spend more time in these synthetic worlds than in our own? Or even more startling, will a day ever come when such questions no longer sound alarmist but instead seem obsolete? With more than ten million active players worldwide—and with Microsoft and Sony pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into video game development—online games have become too big to ignore. Synthetic Worlds spearheads our efforts to come to terms with this virtual reality and its concrete effects. “Illuminating. . . . Castronova’s analysis of the economics of fun is intriguing. Virtual-world economies are designed to make the resulting game interesting and enjoyable for their inhabitants. Many games follow a rags-to-riches storyline, for example. But how can all the players end up in the top 10%? Simple: the upwardly mobile human players need only be a subset of the world's population. An underclass of computer-controlled 'bot' citizens, meanwhile, stays poor forever. Mr. Castronova explains all this with clarity, wit, and a merciful lack of academic jargon.”—The Economist “Synthetic Worlds is a surprisingly profound book about the social, political, and economic issues arising from the emergence of vast multiplayer games on the Internet. What Castronova has realized is that these games, where players contribute considerable labor in exchange for things they value, are not merely like real economies, they are real economies, displaying inflation, fraud, Chinese sweatshops, and some surprising in-game innovations.”—Tim Harford, Chronicle of Higher Education

Virtual Communities Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Virtual Communities  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools and Applications Author Management Association, Information Resources
ISBN-10 9781609601010
Release 2010-10-31
Pages 2930
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Covers the development, design, and utilization of virtual organizations and communities and the resulting impact of these venues.

Social Computing Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Social Computing  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications Author Dasgupta, Subhasish
ISBN-10 9781605669854
Release 2009-11-30
Pages 2719
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Uncovers the growing and expanding phenomenon of human behavior, social constructs, and communication in online environments.

Financial Crime and Gambling in a Virtual World

Financial Crime and Gambling in a Virtual World Author Clare Chambers-Jones
ISBN-10 9781782545200
Release 2014-08-29
Pages 208
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Advancements in technology have seen gambling behaviour transverse a new path. The law has not kept pace with such advances, leaving grey areas of concern undiscussed and unregulated.The authors provide a critical discussion on laws relating to gamblin

Virtual Justice

Virtual Justice Author
ISBN-10 9780300163162
Release 2010
Pages 226
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Virtual Justice has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Virtual Justice also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Virtual Justice book for free.


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Investigating Cyber Law and Cyber Ethics Issues Impacts and Practices

Investigating Cyber Law and Cyber Ethics  Issues  Impacts and Practices Author Dudley, Alfreda
ISBN-10 9781613501337
Release 2011-09-30
Pages 343
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Ethical values in computing are essential for understanding and maintaining the relationship between computing professionals and researchers and the users of their applications and programs. While concerns about cyber ethics and cyber law are constantly changing as technology changes, the intersections of cyber ethics and cyber law are still underexplored. Investigating Cyber Law and Cyber Ethics: Issues, Impacts and Practices discusses the impact of cyber ethics and cyber law on information technologies and society. Featuring current research, theoretical frameworks, and case studies, the book will highlight the ethical and legal practices used in computing technologies, increase the effectiveness of computing students and professionals in applying ethical values and legal statues, and provide insight on ethical and legal discussions of real-world applications.

Security Protocols XVIII

Security Protocols XVIII Author Bruce Christianson
ISBN-10 9783662459218
Release 2014-12-01
Pages 267
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-workshop proceedings of the 18th International Workshop on Security Protocols, held in Cambridge, UK, in March 2010. After an introduction the volume presents 16 revised papers and one abstract, each followed by a revised transcript of the discussion ensuing the presentation at the event. The theme of this year's workshop was "Virtually Perfect Security".

Internet Co Regulation

Internet Co Regulation Author Christopher T. Marsden
ISBN-10 9781139499095
Release 2011-08-18
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Chris Marsden argues that co-regulation is the defining feature of the Internet in Europe. Co-regulation offers the state a route back into questions of legitimacy, governance and human rights, thereby opening up more interesting conversations than a static no-regulation versus state regulation binary choice. The basis for the argument is empirical investigation, based on a multi-year, European Commission-funded study and is further reinforced by the direction of travel in European and English law and policy, including the Digital Economy Act 2010. He places Internet regulation within the regulatory mainstream, as an advanced technocratic form of self- and co-regulation which requires governance reform to address a growing constitutional legitimacy gap. The literature review, case studies and analysis shed a welcome light on policymaking at the centre of Internet regulation in Brussels, London and Washington, revealing the extent to which states, firms and, increasingly, citizens are developing a new type of regulatory bargain.

Privacy and Data Protection in Business Laws and Practices

Privacy and Data Protection in Business  Laws and Practices Author Jonathan I. Ezor
ISBN-10 9780327179719
Release 2012-10-18
Pages 424
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This book incorporates the "functional guidance" demanded by the real world legal practice without being "over technical." This book bridges the gap between lawyers and technologists using a threefold approach combining technology, law and business practices. The author intends on first laying the overall legal and technical foundation, then discussing the processes through which data are collected, stored and used. Each chapter begins with an explanation of the operation being addressed (i.e. e-mail, social networking etc.) and how personal information is obtained and used, followed by key statutes, regulations and cases with links to full text. Each chapter will conclude with discussion of best practices, policies and methods that are used to comply with the law. This eBook features links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.

Law of the Internet

Law of the Internet Author George B. Delta
ISBN-10 0735575592
Release 2008-10
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Our Future in Virtual Worlds

Our Future in Virtual Worlds Author Ludlow Peter
ISBN-10 9788865860151
Release 2010-10-05
Pages 140
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Nowadays most of crucial aspects of life – business and social life above all – are moving online. According to Peter Ludlow, a professor of philosophy at Northwestern University whose research area includes conceptual issues in cyberspace, there is nothing left to question about that, except for drawing conclusions: the political structure and constitution of virtual worlds will be more and more important to understand the future of democracy. The point of this very accurate essay is focusing on the shift from “real reality” to virtual worlds in order to make our freedom actual.“This book is about those new virtual spaces and the political structures that guide them and the governance structures that emerge within them. This is not about the kinds of laws that terrestrial governments will (attempt to) impose upon virtual worlds. I think that terrestrial governments are rapidly becoming irrelevant. The real questions are about what kinds of laws are being created inside of virtual worlds.”