Digital Ego: Social and Legal Aspects of Virtual Identity / Edition 2

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Overview

The possibilities of non-human virtual identities, popularized by digital worlds such as Second Life, are facing growing attention from media outlets, advertising executives, and ordinary computer users alike. Digital Ego counters the common assumption that a virtual identity is only a temporary, innocent manifestation which disappears when a computer is switched off. In this forward-looking volume, Jacob van Kokswijk addresses a broad range of social and legal consequences of virtual identities, including the difference between virtual and real identities and the position of virtual environments in real-world legal systems.

 

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789059722163
  • Publisher: Eburon Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/28/2007
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jacob Van Kokswijk is an adjunct professor at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and research professor in digital media at the Dutch Twente University. He is the author of Architecture of a Cyber Culture.

 

 

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Table of Contents

Foreword Ian Pierson Pierson, Ian 11

Abstract; Brief View to the Chapters 13

0 Introduction 15

1 Identity and Identification In History 17

2 The Impact of Technology 35

3 Virtual Identity and the Internet 51

4 Social Aspects of Virtual Identity 65

5 Forms, Varieties and Valuables of Virtual Identities 79

6 Virtual Identity and Anonymity 97

7 Legal Issues and Polley of Virtual Identity Part I 109

8 Legal Issues and Policy of Virtual identity Part II 127

9 Legal Consequences of Virtual Identity 141

10 The Way Forward 153

11 Appendices 159

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