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12 posts from May 2007

Goodness, this is exciting (but possibly only for me)

By davebirch posted May 5 2007 at 4:33 PM

[Dave Birch] Well, the book has actually arrived.  Ta da!  I now exist in Amazon space, and I still can't get over how exciting it is.  What's more, someone who started reading the book actually liked it, and when they told me so I had a frisson of understanding as to why authors do it.  It may well be that "No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money", but it really does feel good.  Anyhow, here's the key link...

"Digital Identity Management: Technological, Business and Social Implications" (David Birch)

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Real law, virtual property

By davebirch posted May 1 2007 at 10:26 PM

[Dave Birch] A famous entrepreneur in Second Life, Anshe Chung, convinced YouTube to pull down an off-color video of her virtual self being harassed during an interview, an action that raised some interesting questions about the legal rights of the inhabitants of virtual worlds.  Anshe Chung Studios demanded that YouTube delete the recording, citing the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DCMA), which generally requires Web sites to remove material that infringes on copyright laws.  The harassment took the form of animated penises attacking her avatar during an interview in front of dozens of audience members.  It looks as if real law and virtual worlds are going to be inseparable.

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