Virtual Civil Rights

Having had a blob of prims dropped on me once in Second Life, I can actually understand the benefit of a discussion about virtual civil rights. Today I read that serious people are taking the issue seriously – hopefully only because of the way it models, educates an d facilitates ways of eradicating social injustice in RL.

Global Kids blog reports that

The USC Institute for Network Culture and Global Kids present a discussion on Philanthropy and Virtual Worlds: Considering Civil Liberties.

This second event in the MacArthur Series on Philanthropy and Virtual Worlds will be held Monday, January 28, 2008, 12:00 p.m. PST.

Jonathan F. Fanton, President of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, will chair a discussion about the rights of users in virtual worlds. Joining him will be Robin Harper, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development from Linden Lab, and Jack Balkin, professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School.

I am already booked for that time slot, but I hope to read up on the event.

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