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Type: Book chapter
Title: My Self, My Avatar, My Rights? Rights of Avatar Identity and Integrity in Virtual Worlds
Author: Lindsay, D.
de Zwart, M.
Collins, F.
Citation: Humanity in Cybernetic Environments, 2010 / Riha, D. (ed./s), pp.147-157
Publisher: Inter-Disciplinary Press
Publisher Place: Oxford
Issue Date: 2010
ISBN: 9781904710714
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David Lindsay, Melissa de Zwart and Francesca Collins
Abstract: Many people invest a lot of time and money in developing and customising their avatar, and consequently feel closely bonded with that avatar. This interdisciplinary paper will undertake a psycho-sociological analysis of the relationship between users and their avatars in social virtual worlds, and an assessment of the implications of this analysis for establishing legal rights in avatars.
Keywords: Avatar; identity; regulation; virtual worlds
RMID: 0020110348
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