Sunday, January 27, 2008

In-world event: Do avatars have civil rights?

An interesting discussion will take place in Second Life tomorrow-- Virtual Worlds: Considering Civil Liberties. The event is January 28 at 11:30a SLT (which is 2:30 Right Coast time.) The event is being held at the University of Southern California's Annenberg Island:

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.

If you haven't attended a serious discussion in Second Life here's your chance. Second Life is a remarkably effective environment for events like this. I'll be there. If you're in attendance stop by and say hello-- my avatar's name is Jonathan Foss, and I'll be wearing a red Creative Commons t-shirt.

To RSVP send a request to: usc.network.culture@metaversatility.com

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