Internet & the Online World- being transfered & potentially a process of transition to confirm to the "real life" requirements of the legal system?

posted 28 Dec 2010, 01:06 by Jess Maher   [ updated 10 Jan 2011, 03:24 ]
The legal systems and "real world" constructs that many online worlds are currently finding themselves clashing or crashing into of late will only be set to get worse before it gets any better... There is no real over arching body that governs the virtual world that really holds either regional or international jurisdiction... 

The terms of service or end user license agreement every user accepts as binding usually when they register such an account can and has in the past been upheld and enforced in court cases & legal disputes internationally. The Electronic Froniter Foundation is the leading body on these kind of ongoing debates in the world of social media especially and are attempting to set some level of precedent. "The information you put into social networking sites is yours, and you should be able to access it, export it, and aggregate it as you please," said EFF Legal Director Cindy Cohn (from post EFF trying to protect innovation,