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Do you own your virtual property?

On November 3, 2018 By

In 2005, Chinese gamer Qiu Chengwei was sentenced to life in prison for murdering his competitor Zhu Caoyuan. A dispute arose between the two over a virtual sword used in the online video game Legend of Mir 3. After investing significant time and resources to obtain the virtual sword, Qiu lent it to Zhu. […]

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Un-“like”-ly Property Interests

On September 26, 2014 By

As social media has become as ubiquitous in Americans’ lives as commuting or sunsets, disputes over these new concepts have challenged the legal system to adapt archaic legal concepts to govern their use.  One such concept is a Facebook “like,” which allows a user to publicly display his or her affection for a photo, […]

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Coveting Virtual Property

On October 31, 2008 By

Twenty years ago, we all heard stories about teenagers being mugged and killed for shoes. In 2005, we heard that children were being mugged and killed for their iPods. Now, it appears as if the most coveted items are neither shoes nor electronics, but virtual property. Last week, a Dutch court […]

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