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Welcome to the first Virtual Policy Network newsletter. On a roughly monthly basis this newsletter will summarise virtual world policy and legal news from around the world.
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Topic focus: security
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Brian Baglow
Brian Baglow founded and runs the independent communications agency Indoctrimat. Prior to this Brian has had a long and casually notorious career in the marketing wing of the interactive, online and mobile industries.
Before founding Indoctrimat, Brian worked as Global Communications Manager for Digital Bridges (now I-Play). Working for a pioneering company in an emergent [...]


Simon Bradshaw
Simon Bradshaw, Postgraduate student, University of Edinburgh. Formerly an engineer in the RAF, with degrees in electronics and satellite communications engineering, Simon studied law with the Open University and went on to specialise in intellectual property and IT law at the University of Edinburgh. He iscurrently undertaking the Bar Vocational Course.


Dr Andrew Burn
Andrew is Reader in Education and New Media in the Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media at the Institute of Education. He teaches on the MA in Media, Culture & Communication, supervises research students, and works on funded research projects in the field of media and young people.
He has published [...]


Professor Bryan T. Camp
Bryan is Professor of Law, Texas Tech University School of Law and admitted to practice in Virginia.
After earning his J.D. and M.A., Professor Camp clerked for the Honorable John P. Wiese of what is now called the Court for Federal Claims. He worked on tax, takings, and government contract cases. Then, as [...]


Dr Gianna Cassidy
Dr Gianna Cassidy is a Music Psychologist and Singer-Songwriter, currently lecturing in Psychology of Music and Interactive Entertainment Design at Glasgow Caledonian University. Gianna joined the Psychology Department in 2003 having gained an MA Honours in Psychology and Music at Glasgow University. Her PhD, supervised by Professor Raymond MacDonald and Dr Christina Knussen, [...]


Patrice Chazerand
Patrice is Secretary General, Interactive Software Federation of Europe. Patrice Chazerand has held the position of secretary general of the Interactive Software Federation of Europe (ISFE) since 2002.
The first fifteen years of his career were spent with France’s foreign ministry, six of which at the French embassy to the United States. In 1989, he [...]


Richard Coyne
Richard Coyne researches and teaches in the areas of information technology in practice, computer-aided design in architecture, the philosophy of information technology, multimedia in design, digital media, and design theory. He inaugurated the MSc in Design and Digital Media, in which he also teaches.
He is author of several books on the implications of information [...]


Dick Davis
Dick is Executive Producer with Ambient Performance. Dick has led the way in innovation in technology supported learning in both corporate and academic organisations for over 20 years.
In his academic career he was responsible for founding the first UK government funded centre for online learning and for providing the networked services for the first [...]


Professor Lillian Edwards
Lilian is Chair of Internet Law at the University of Edinburgh.
Since the dawn of the commercial Internet in 1996, Lillian’s principal research interest has been in the law relating to the Internet, the Web and new technologies, with a European and comparative focus. Lillian has co-edited two bestselling collections on Law and the [...]