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The Dubious Autonomy of Virtual Worlds


Publication Date: 
June 13, 2012
Journal Article
Bibliography: Mark A. Lemley, The Dubious Autonomy of Virtual Worlds, 2 UC Irvine Law Review 575 (2012) (also Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 2021521 (2012)).


Current debates over the autonomy of virtual worlds have an eerie similarity to discussions about the independence of cyberspace two decades ago. The history of the Internet offers some important lessons for how the law will affect virtual worlds, and how it should do so.