03.23.10 | Ross A. Dannenberg serves as executive editor and co-author of a new book Computer Games and Virtual Worlds: A New Frontier in Intellectual Property Law, published by the ABA. Steve S. Chang is a contributing author

About Computer Games and Virtual Worlds: A New Frontier in Intellectual Property Law:
As the uses and ubiquity of video games and virtual worlds expand, the legal issues they raise grow more complex and commonplace. These issues include the traditional areas of intellectual property law, namely, copyright, trademark, patent and trade secrets, as affected by contractual issues arising from the end user licensing agreements (EULA) and terms of service (ToS) promulgated by each video game and virtual world proprietor.

This book, is published by the American Bar Association (ABA), Section of Intellectual Property Law, explores and discusses how to obtain these traditional rights in the non-traditional settings of video game and virtual world environments, and serves as a primer for legal practitioners researching these emerging legal issues. Each chapter addresses, in order, end user license agreements, copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets, as addressed by U.S. law. The book also includes a commentary on international legal issues stemming from the multi-national user-base and foreign operation of many virtual worlds.

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