On the Online Game Rights in the Protection
|School||Huazhong University of Science and Technology|
|Keywords||Online Games Operator Virtual Property Player|
With the rapid development of the Internet, Online games become more an more popular in people’s life. However, with the growing of Online Game Industry, there are also disputes continue to occur. Due to lack of relevant legislation, the rights of online game’s player are often Infringed. Online game industry needs to bee regulated and protected by legislating.I have read some cases of disputes relating to online games, and study relevant legal systems of other countries. China’s online game industry in some of the current problems are analyzed, and the legislative norms on a number of recommendations were put forward This paper was divided into four parts to be discussed.In the first part we first analyzes the concept of online games and it’s two kind of operating modes: time-fee pricing model and the free game–sell props mode, and then analyzed the implications of virtual property and it’s characteristics. Then I analyzed the legal relationship between the players and the Online Game operators and their rights and obligations.In the second part we discussed the legal issues Online Game Industry is currently facing, including the nature of virtual property, undefined Regulators of online game industry, online game service agreement requires specification, stability and balance of the game specification of needs, and the player’s burden of proof after their virtual property were violated.In the third part, I compared relevant foreign legislations, including Korea, Chinese Taiwan, Japan and the United States .It is useful to our country’s Online Game industry..In the fourth section, the current legislative norms of online game industry were put forward on my own proposals, including the following: (1) a clear regulatory of online game industry; (2) a clear legal nature of virtual property; (3) model text of services agreement to develop online games; (4) explicitly the value of online game virtual assets calculation; (5) expressly online game operator’s responsibility in the protection of virtual property of the players.Legal Regulation will always lag behind the emergence of new things, but to promote debate and discussion will eventually improve the rule of law and it is my intention to write this paper.