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New York Law School to host Gaming Seminar
by Kit

Tuesday, October 19 2004

Event will cover Intellectual Property, and Governance in Virtual Worlds.

A media event that will feature Sony Online Entertainment, Wired Magazine, Yahoo, Linden Lab, Internet
Gaming Entertainment, Yale Law School, eGenesis, among others, will convene on October 28-30, 2004, in New York City. The event informatino follows below.

DATE:

Thursday, October 28-Saturday, October 30, 2004

NAME OF EVENT:

The State of Play II: Reloaded

DESCRIPTION:

The State of Play is an annual conference that brings together legal scholars and practitioners, computer scientists, game designers, and entrepreneurs to explore the next frontier in the evolution of cyberspace: virtual worlds. Last year's conference, The State of Play: Law, Games, and Virtual Worlds, introduced the emerging legal, economic, cultural, and sociological issues in these three-dimensional computer environments. The State of Play: Reloaded will update participants on the themes of
intellectual property and governance in virtual worlds.

SCHEDULED SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

∑ Linden Lab (creators of Second Life), Cory Ondrejka, Vice President of Product Development
∑ Sony Online Entertainment, Raph Koster, Chief Creative Officer
∑ Wired Magazine, Julian Dibbell, Contributing Editor
∑ Yahoo!, Inc., and Habitat, Creator, Randy Farmer, Community Strategic Analyst
∑ Yale Law School, Jack Balkin
∑ Virtual Worlds Review, Betsy Book, BBI Systems and creator
∑ Internet Gaming Entertainment, Steve Salyer, President
∑ California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, Celia Pearce

TOPICS:

∑ Should we import copyright and trademark into virtual spaces? Can we exclude them?
∑ Should legislatures protect virtual world property?
∑ What are the possibilities for using virtual spaces to practice the activities of real-world democracy?
∑ Should virtual worlds be treated as separate jurisdictions with their own evolving norms and forms of dispute resolution?
∑ What is the potential for using virtual worlds to promote democracy and self-governance?

SPONSORS:

New York Law School, Institute for Information Law and Policy Yale Law School, Information Society Project

TIME:

Registration starts at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 28; the conference's public sessions continue until 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 30

ADDRESS/LOCATION:

New York Law School, 57 Worth Street, New York, N.Y. 10013

--- Kit

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