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"The Unreal-Estate Boom," Wired Magazine
My long-gestating article on the real-world economies of virtual worlds is finally out, on newsstands and online, in the January issue of Wired magazine. It's a heart-warming tale of geekery and commerce, but if you just want the executive summary, it's just about all there in the headline and subhead:
The powerpoint and audio from SLS alumni Alex Alben, Vice President of Public Policy at RealNetwork's talk at Stanford law School titled What a Long Strange Trip it Has Been: The Birth of Online Music is now available at the SLATA (Stanford Law and Technology Association) web site. Read more » about Alex Alben's Presentation Available
Professor Lawrence Lessig's blog, the Creative Commons project, and the Chilling Effects clearinghouse are all cited as The Best of the Web in 2002, in an article in Law Technology News. Read more » about Law Technology News: The Best of the Web in 2002
Jennifer Granick is quoted in a New York Times article on the ElcomSoft trial, Russian Company Acquitted of Digital Piracy. ElcomSoft faced charges related to directly designing and marketing software that could be used to crack eBook copyright protections, plus an additional charge related to conspiring to do so. Read more » about Granick Quoted in New York Times on ElcomSoft Trial
Creative Commons has released version 1.0 of its Licensing Project, and the first release of content under its Founders' Copyright. These are the first two projects in a series that Creative Commons will launch, all designed to help build the public domain. Read more » about Creative Commons Launch!
New venture signals 802.11 emergence The growing popularity of wireless communication using connections based on the IEEE 802.11 or Wi-Fi wireless technology standard got a huge boost on 5 December, when AT&T, Intel, and IBM announced the formation of a joint venture whose aim to place a wireless Internet access point within five minutes of anyone in the 50 largest U.S. metropolitan areas by 2004. Read more » about New venture signals 802.11 emergence
The Center for Internet & Society proudly introduces the first issue of its new newsletter, Packets. Packets is written by Stanford Law School students and edited by CIS staff, fellows and volunteer attorneys. The purpose of Packets is to provide the legal community with a concise description of recently decided cyberlaw-related cases, and where possible, to point to the original decisions. Read more » about Introducing... <i>Packets</i>