Broadening Legal Horizons: An Introduction to the Virtual World
In order to expand knowledge and hopefully gain new ideas in the field, the Second Life Bar Association was created. Second Life is the main attraction when it comes to virtual environments. Offering both a social atmosphere for individual users and communication strategies for business, Second Life has begun attracting the attention of many lawyers breaking into this innovative field. Through their set up of SLBA, their own form of online interaction, lawyers are free to share their knowledge, brainstorm possible problems that could occur in the virtual world, along with how these would be solved. In addition, several law schools are beginning to offer courses covering this topic in the hopes of producing a new generation of lawyers open to this interpretive new field. This approach to protecting rights is just another way in which the legal world is keeping pace with technological advancements.
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