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Volume 6, Number 3 (2013):

Legal and Governance Challenges

The editorial team for this issue includes:


Melissa de Zwart, University of Adelaide, Australia

Dan Hunter, QUT Law School, Australia

Greg Lastowka, Rutgers University, USA


The articles in this issue "Legal and Governance Challenges" reflect a range of voices in virtual world scholarship and we hope that they inspire, provoke and facilitate a range of responses. In this way we can further the work begun a decade ago by a handful of brave (and reckless) scholars, who can now proudly label their work as “scholarship of virtual worlds”. We look forward to continuing the conversation in-world, online and even face to face.


Original Call: CFP: Law and Virtual Worlds


Managing Editor Corner

What Should Atomic and BITonic Learn from Each Other?
Yesha Sivan

Issue Editors' Corner

Melissa de Zwart, Dan Hunter, Greg Lastowka

Peer Reviewed Research Papers

Authorship in Virtual Worlds: Author's Death to Rights Revival?

Sergio Roncallo-Dow, Enrique Uribe-Jongbloed, Kim Barker, Tobias M Scholz


Evaluating Consent and Legitimacy Amongst Shifting Community Norms: an EVE Online Case Study

Nicolas Suzor, Darryl Woodford

The Iron Law

William Sims Bainbridge

Blazing Trails: A New Way Forward for Virtual Currencies and Money Laundering

Michael P. Bombace   

Dutch Supreme Court 2012: Virtual theft ruling a one-off or first in a series?

Arno R. Lodder

Magic Modders: Alter Art, Ambiguity, and the Ethics of Prosumption

Aaron Trammell

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Planned Issue


Volume 11, Number 1 (2018)

Theme: Assembled 2018

Call: CFP: General Call for Papers

Issue Editors: Angie Cox, Trident University (Prime); Felipe Nunes, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul; Miao Feng, NORC at University of Chicago; Edgardo Donovan, Trident University.
Publication: Q1 2018
Status: In review.




Volume 11, Number 2 (2018)

Theme: Mindfulness & Flow

CfP: Mind

Issue Editors: TBD
Publication: Q2 2018
Status: Open. Submit proposals.




Volume 12, Number 1 (2019)

Theme: Assembled 2019

Call: CfP: General Call for Papers

Issue Editors: TBD
Publication: Q1 2019
Status: Open. Submit any time.




We are enlisting editors for the theme issues.


Suggested Issues

  • Hardware
  • Impact (on People, Places, and Organizations)
  • Money
  • 3D Printing
  • Bleeding innovations


 How to submit your proposal - see: For Issue Editor