Presentation – Leipzig GCO2009: Gods, Democracies, and Dictators: roles and rights of virtual …

Today I'm presenting at the Leipzig Games Convention Online on governance, legitimacy, and the rule of law. My slides: MS PPT Adobe PDF OpenOffice ODP gco, games convention online, leipzig, presentation, rule of law

State of Play VI Governance, legitimacy, and the rule of law

I've just given a 15 minute version of my rule of law argument at the State of Play VI conference in New York. The basic point was that we are still stuck in a false dichotomy between regulation and liberty for virtual communities. I argue that we need to take a closer look at the[…]

The rule of law and digital constitutionalism

Participation in virtual communities is said to be governed by the contractual documents written by the proprietors and 'agreed' to by the participants. In a system where governance is controlled by contract, then the limits of contract are essentially constitutional principles. Where, then, can we find the limits that we will impose on contractual governance?[…]