The State of Play, an annual conference sponsored by New York Law School and Yale Law School, explores the next frontier in the evolution of cyberspace: virtual worlds - 28-30 Oct., New York

September 2, 2004

New York, 2004-01 Sep

State of Play will be held this year at New York Law School, Tribeca, New York City from Oct 28-30, 2004.

Last year's inaugural event, "State of Play: Law, Games and Virtual Worlds," introduced the emerging legal, economic, cultural and sociological issues in these three-dimensional computer environments. Participants from a variety of disciplines discussed the impact of virtual worlds on real world law and the rise of law in virtual worlds.

"State of Play: Reloaded" continues the conversation. It highlights two themes: the role of intellectual property and governance in virtual worlds. Should we import copyright and trademark into virtual spaces? Can we exclude them? What should be the relationship between real and virtual world economies? 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?

Click here to Register

Further information

The Institute for Information Law & Policy and the Information Society Project will be soliciting contributions and proposals for next year's State of Play conference in October 2005. We welcome proposals for panels, papers, speakers and exhibits for next year's event and will circulate a Call for Proposals after State of Play 2. Suggestions should be sent to Mr. Chun Li at

New York Law School - NYLS
Item source: http:///

Please login or register to read this article.

Register to continue

Get a month's unlimited access to THE content online. Just register and complete your career summary.

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments


Featured jobs

Lecturer in Psychology

University Of Lincoln

Professor in Business Economics

University Of Nottingham Ningbo China

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Combustion Dynamics

Norwegian University Of Science & Technology - Ntnu

Professor in Finance

Durham University