THE NEW CHILEAN CONSTITUTION AND THE BILL ON NEURO RIGHTS: NEW PERSPECTIVES IN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, REGULATION, AND IN THE METAVERSE
Chile has voted in favour of a new constitution. A new bill has also been passed which protects the neuro rights of the people. The main purpose of the law is to define mental identity for the first time in history as a non-manipulable right and to protect it against technological advancements in neurosciences and artificial intelligence. This article was written before the Bill was passed into law and discusses its societal changes.
Name of Author – Pierangelo Blandino
Link of the Article – https://www.academia.edu/62362631/The_new_Chilean_Constitution_and_the_bill_on_neuro_rights_new_perspectives_in_Constitutional_Law_regulation_and_in_the_Metaverse
CHILE BECOMES FIRST COUNTRY TO PASS NEURO-RIGHTS LAW
This Article discusses the Bill that has been passed in Chile.
Name of Author – Neeraja Seshadri
Link of the Article – https://www.jurist.org/news/2021/10/chile-becomes-first-country-to-pass-neuro-rights-law/
VIRTUAL LAW FIRMS IN NIGERIA: A CHIMERA OR THE NEW REALITY MODEL LAW PRACTISE
This article aims to look at one of the emerging trends in the practice of Law which is the fast-rising reality of virtual, cloud-based law firms that is a remove from the conventional, brick-and-mortar law office model that has been in existence since the inception of law practice in the country and since Time Immemorial all over the world. This article aims to showcase the fact that, with the rise in the use of extremely sophisticated technology, sophisticated clients are increasingly on the need for service providers that meet up with their own level of sophistication and can be trusted to handle complex matters from anywhere and which results the client has access to without having to spend the time rushing to the offices of his legal representative(s). Consequently, a lot of firms that are still very brick-and-mortar focused are now becoming increasingly redundant and unpopular with clients who want a more inclusive, cloud-based package that can service their needs from anywhere.
Name of Author – Kingsley Ugochukwu Ani Esq.
Link of the Article – https://www.academia.edu/36617451/VIRTUAL_LAW_FIRMS_IN_NIGERIA_A_CHIMERA_OR_THE_NEW_REALITY_MODEL_LAW_PRACTISE
HOW VIRTUAL ARE VIRTUAL ECONOMIES? AN EXPLORATION INTO THE LEGAL, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC NATURE OF VIRTUAL WORLD ECONOMIES
This paper will argue that virtual economies are not actually as virtual as they ﬁrst appear to be. Secondly the paper argues that because of the real-world effects and impacts virtual world economies can have, they should be applicable to real world jurisdictions and regulations. The question that is mainly posed is in which jurisdiction should the legal backbone be placed.
Name of Author – Clare Chambers
Link of the Article – https://www.academia.edu/4419771/How_virtual_are_virtual_economies_An_exploration_into_the_legal_social_and_economic_nature_of_virtual_world_economies
SIMULATIONS, LEARNING AND THE METAVERSE: CHANGING CULTURES IN LEGAL EDUCATION
This article deals with simulations within the legal boundaries, for the purpose of legal education. It also investigates whether simulation can be used for other branches of higher education.
Name of Author – Paul Maharg
Link of the Article – https://www.academia.edu/1960615/Simulations_learning_and_the_metaverse_changing_cultures_in_legal_education
METAVERSE AND SUSTAINABILITY STUDIES
Metaverse is the ideal environment where all sustainability goals can be assessed beforehand and problems can be fixed before they happen.
Name of Author – Lidia Aviles
Link of the Article – https://www.academia.edu/62109342/Metaverse_and_Sustainability_Studies_by_Lidia_Aviles
A LEGAL MINEFIELD CALLED THE METAVERSE
An article which discusses not only the predictions about the metaverse and whether these predictions are accurate, but also the regulatory and legal challenges that come along.
Name of Author – Martin Schwirn
Link of the Article – https://www.computerweekly.com/feature/A-legal-minefield-called-the-metaverse
THE METAVERSE IS COMING: IS THE LEGAL MARKET PREPARED?
This Article details the developments in metaverse and the legal problems that will arise from it.
Name of Author – Joseph Raczynski
Link of the Article – https://www.thomsonreuters.com/en-us/posts/legal/legal-metaverse/
METAVERSE LAW: UNRAVELLING THE FUTURE OF ONLINE INTERACTIONS
This article goes into detail of the legal issues that will arise from the rise of metaverse. This article covers topics like IPR rights in the metaverse, the legal issues due to the vague nature of NFTs like ownership rights over NFTs, competition issues due to the presence of bigger and more powerful competitors, need for companies to establish accountability for data processing, rise of sexual harassment, cyberbullying and cyberstalking in the metaverse and need of strict legislations to tackle these issues.
Name of Author – Anwesha Roy
Link of the Article – https://www.xrtoday.com/virtual-reality/metaverse-law-unravelling-the-future-of-online-interactions/
LAW IN THE METAVERSE
This Article puts forward examples of the type of legal disputes that can be seen with the rise of metaverse. Although the scenarios are hypothetical, the author uses his experience as a lawyer to accurately describe how the current US laws are not suitable for the type of disputes he predicts are coming.
Name of Author – Schuyler Moore
Link of the Article – https://www.forbes.com/sites/schuylermoore/2021/12/22/law-in-the-metaverse/?sh=1b4504e745d1
WHAT IS THE METAVERSE AND WHY DOES A LAW FIRM CARE?
This Article briefly touches the Data Protection issues and the question of consent in the metaverse. It also deals with how this whole reality will be based on blockchain, since it is the only technology that can keep it secure.
Written by an anonymous author from Stephenson Law
Link of the Article – https://www.stephenson.law/what-is-the-metaverse-and-why-does-a-law-firm-care/
WHAT DOES THE LAW LOOK LIKE IN THE METAVERSE?
This Article describes the relationship between law and code. It says that now, law will have to understand code to regulate it or else it will be replaced by it. This Article covers legal problems in the competition sphere, business sphere etc.
Name of the Author – Anastasios Antoniou
Link of the Article – https://www.thefashionlaw.com/what-does-law-look-like-in-the-metaverse/
THE METAVERSE GETS ITS FIRST PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER
This article just tells how a lawyer has opened what he claims to be the first law firm.
Name of the Author – Chris Morris
Link of the Article – https://fortune.com/2021/12/13/metaverse-personal-injury-lawyer/
LEX INFORMATICA: THE FORMULATION OF INFORMATION POLICY RULES THROUGH TECHNOLOGY
According to the author of this article, “Law and government regulation have historically established default rules for information policy, including constitutional rules on freedom of expression and statutory rights of ownership of information,” but for network environments and the information society, “law and government regulation are not the only source of rule-making, [as] technological capabilities and system design choices impose rules on participants.” In this article, the author has basically said that Information Policy Rules must be drafted through technology and other stakeholders involved in the process, similar to the way the rules of Lex Mercatoria were drafted. The author calls these rules lex informatica.
Name of the Author – Joel R. Reidenberg
Link of the Article – https://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1041&context=faculty_scholarship
LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE OF A LEGAL METAVERSE?
The author of this article is a partner at Foley & Lardner LLP. This article briefly touches on the topics of working and investing in the metaverse and then goes on to mention the three areas which will be a headache from a legal point of view – Data Protection and Privacy, NFTs and IPRs.
Name of the Author – Louis Lehot
Link of the Article – https://venturebeat.com/2021/09/01/looking-into-the-future-of-a-legal-metaverse/
REED SMITH BOLDLY GOES WHERE NO LAW FIRM HAS GONE BEFORE — THE METAVERSE
This article summarises Reed Smith’s work in establishing their own practice in the metaverse.
Name of the Author – Jenna Greene
Link of the Article – https://www.reuters.com/business/legal/reed-smith-boldly-goes-where-no-law-firm-has-gone-before-metaverse-2021-05-20/
The Reed Smith guide to the metaverse can be found here – https://www.reedsmith.com/en/perspectives/2021/05/reed-smith-guide-to-the-metaverse.
Their firm page is https://www.reedsmith.com/en/topics/the-metaverse.
Vignesh Selvaraj is the founder of Tardiverse and his email id is firstname.lastname@example.org. This firm is hosting India’s first wedding reception on the Metaverse. It is Hogwarts-theme based.
Link of Tardiverse – https://www.tardiverse.com/.