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Amy Sanderson

Block and Tackle: Regulating Skill-Based Blockchain Games

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Web3 gaming’s emergence has ushered in a new era of immersive, transparent, and decentralized gameplay, presenting unimaginable new odysseys for players and developers alike. Despite the promising opportunities, Web3 gaming must overcome several hurdles before it can fulfill its potential as a mainstream business model and entertainment option.

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Gaming and Loan: Virtual Economies Level Up Real-World Finance

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Video games and virtual worlds have given rise to a new frontier of financial integration, blurring the lines between digital entertainment and real-world economics. As gaming ecosystems have matured, they’ve transformed into complex economic entities, complete with proprietary payment systems, digital wallets, and even credit facilities

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Decentral Casting: Reimagining Entertainment in Web3

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The way we entertain ourselves, handle money, and learn new things is changing as technology evolves. Web3, in particular, is giving us all pause to take a closer look at entertainment, finance, and how we learn new skills.

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Joint Liability: AI/Metaverse Convergence Legal Issues

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In the physical world and most Web3 constructs, “Only individuals (are) considered subjects of the metaverse … and legal entities, avatars, electronic personalities, virtual digital robots, … and digital humanoids (are classified as) objects,” (emphasis added).

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Critics Take AIm at Section 230

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Generative AI can now produce audio and video experiences that are indiscernible from the real thing. Technology facilitates the digital dissemination of user-generated content (UGC) faster and more ubiquitously than ever. While these developments promise to transform the way humans work, play, learn, and interact, they can also enable antisocial and illegal behaviors.

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Virginia’s Supreme Court Speaks: No Joy(stick) for Real Money Gamers

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Just before Thanksgiving 2023, the Virginia Supreme Court overturned a lower court decision and reinstated the state’s ban on slot machine-like skill gaming machines. Until that point, the lower court had prevented the state from enforcing the ban that passed the General Assembly in 2020. The Supreme Court ruled that it had jurisdiction to intervene, even though the lawsuit challenging the ban is yet to go to trial in Greensville Circuit Court.

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Lost in Cyberspace: Navigating Metaverse Interoperability

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The emergence of the metaverse, a collective virtual shared space that converges virtually enhanced physical reality and physically persistent virtual reality, is rapidly transforming our digital experiences.

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Fake-tober Surprise: Could Deepfakes Sway Voters?

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What do videos of Donald Trump hugging Anthony Fauci and Hillary Clinton calling Ron DeSantis “just the kind of guy this country needs” have in common? Deepfake images, newscasts, and videos are cheap to produce and difficult to detect, offering tempting tools for politicians with less than a year until another contentious presidential election.

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Gaming the System: Legal Limitations of the Metaverse

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The metaverse, once confined to the realms of gaming and virtual reality projects, has rapidly evolved into a fundamental technology in several multi-billion-dollar industries. Its influence has permeated diverse sectors including sports, entertainment, and business, transforming the way these industries operate and engage with their audiences.

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Ready (Or Not) Player One: AI Forces Intellectual Property to Gaming’s Forefront

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Artificial intelligence, despite its potential to transform business sectors, scientific discovery, and human interaction, is not without its detractors. One notable area of contention lies within the video game industry, as developers must increasingly grapple with complex legal challenges arising from the integration of the technology in their titles.

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