Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2006

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Available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.

Abstract

Software-based rules are not automatically normative in virtual worlds. The feature-bug ambiguity always means that the social meaning of the "rules" is subject to negotiation and to political dispute. I illustrate this claim with an analysis of exploits.

Disciplines

Game Design

Recommended Citation

James Grimmelmann, Virtual Power Politics, in The State of Play: Law, Games, and Virtual Worlds (Jack M. Balkin & Beth S. Noveck eds. 2006)

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