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Virtual Power Politics
The State of Play: Law, Games, and Virtual Worlds (2006)
  • James Grimmelmann
Abstract

Software-based rules are not automatically normative in virtual worlds. The feature-bug ambiguity always means that the social meaning of the "rules" is subject to negotiation and to political dispute. I illustrate this claim with an analysis of exploits.

Keywords
  • virtual worlds,
  • virtual property,
  • law,
  • virtual world law
Disciplines
Publication Date
November, 2006
Editor
Jack M. Balkin & Beth S. Noveck
Publisher
N.Y.U. Press
ISBN
0814799728
Publisher Statement
Available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.
Citation Information
James Grimmelmann, Virtual Power Politics, in The State of Play: Law, Games, and Virtual Worlds (Jack M. Balkin & Beth S. Noveck eds. 2006)