Virtual worlds and criminality / Kai Cornelius, Dieter Hermann, editors.

"The fusion between virtuality and reality has created a new quality of experience establishing metaverses and virtual worlds. Second Life, Twinity, Entropia Universe or Fregger have experienced rapid growth in recent years and show no signs of slowing down. Not only have countless companies di...

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Other Authors: Cornelius, Kai, 1971-, Hermann, Dieter, 1951-
Format: Ebook
Language:English
Published: New York : Springer, [2011]
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Online Access:Springer eBooks
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Summary:"The fusion between virtuality and reality has created a new quality of experience establishing metaverses and virtual worlds. Second Life, Twinity, Entropia Universe or Fregger have experienced rapid growth in recent years and show no signs of slowing down. Not only have countless companies discovered these “virtureal worlds” as marketplaces, but so have fraudsters and other criminals. In this book, European experts from different academic disciplines show how to meet the new challenges arising from virtual worlds. They discuss the reasons for and the impacts of these new forms of criminality as well as the necessity and means of combating them. Moreover, other fundamental issues are examined, such as the addictive potential of virtual-world use, media violence, and conflict resolution problems arising in the context of virtual worlds."--Publisher's website.
Physical Description:1 online resource (ix, 124 pages) : illustrations
Format:Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:1283477904
3642208231
9781283477901
9783642208232
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