Archive for the ‘RL Governments’ Category

Government’s role in the virtual world

September 26, 2007

Government’s role in the virtual world
Abstract

Global electronic markets, virtual organizations, virtual identities, virtual products and services, and Internet-related crime are growing in prominence and importance. In a world that is increasingly non-physical and borderless, what are government’s roles, responsibilities and limitations?

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What’s Brewin’: Feds Lead a Second Life (9/10/07) — www.GovernmentExecutive.com

September 26, 2007

What’s Brewin’: Feds Lead a Second Life (9/10/07) — www.GovernmentExecutive.com
: Feds Lead a Second Life
By Bob Brewin bbrewin@govexec.com September 10, 2007

A Big Federal Second Life?

That’s the goal of key staffers at the Information Resources Management College at the National Defense University, which has a formed a multiagency consortium to establish a sizeable federal presence in the Second Life virtual world run by Linden Labs.

Beijing police launch virtual Web patrol – Online World – MSNBC.com

September 26, 2007

Beijing police launch virtual Web patrol – Online World – MSNBC.com
BEIJING – Police in China’s capital said Tuesday they will start patrolling the Web using animated beat officers that pop up on a user’s browser and walk, bike or drive across the screen warning them to stay away from illegal Internet content….

The Kway Teow Man: Legislation of the Virtual World

September 26, 2007

The Kway Teow Man: Legislation of the Virtual World
The KTM was asked about his views on the regulation of cyberspace, to which the KTM expressed concern over AGC’s current policy on cyber-disputes involving virtual worlds. According to a recent article (attached below for easy reference), “the police and the AGC have better things to do with their time than trying to sort out ‘crimes’ in these make-believe online zones”….

YouTube – E-justice Centre

August 9, 2007

YouTube – E-justice Centre

 This longish video gives a tour of the new E-Justice Centre created by the Ministério da Justiça português (Portuguese Minstry of Justice); with faculty from  Universidade de Aveiro and Universidade Nova de Lisboa. The centre offers mediation/arbitration services overseen by the ADR Lab of Lisbon New University law faculty, available to all avatars in Second Life to resolve contract disputes. Bilingual (Portuguese and English). Video tour includes a walkthrough of the mediation process.