SCL Policy Forum 2022: "Present and Future Law for 3D Internet"- Thursday 8 December 2022, London

When: 08/12/2022
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Analysing the impact of the metaverse and related technologies on the law and exploring policy options

Hosted and sponsored by: Queen Mary University of London

Date: Thursday 8 December 2022
Time
: 2 pm – 6 pm
Venue (In-person): Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS - and also online for those who wish to attend remotely.

Whether it is the successor in state of Web 2.0 or a hype is yet to be decided, but it is likely that some form of metaverse and its related technologies are here to stay, representing fertile grounds for business, artistic, educational and personal development. The feasibility of those developments depend both on the technology and on the existence of a well-defined regulatory framework that provides legal certainty. At times when the legal and regulatory implications of the metaverse are not clear, understanding the trends and options becomes peremptory for legal practitioners, businesspersons, academics and policy makers, to have the ability to meet clients and society’s expectations.

SCL, with the mission to inform and educate legal and technology professionals, academics and students and the wider audience on the impact of IT on law and legal practice, is co-organising the 2022 SCL Policy Forum, to analyse the impact of metaverses and related technologies on the law and explore policy options. SCL has teamed up with Queen Mary University of London, QMUL, a Russell Group university premier in the development of new technologies and the analysis of the relationship between law and technology, with its School of Business and Management, the Centre for Commercial Law Studies and the Digital Environment Research Institute.

The SCL Policy Forum will take place on the afternoon of 8 December 2022 at QMUL and after discussing the different meanings of metaverse, it will address privacy in the metaverse, intellectual property issues in virtual environments, avatars harmful behaviour, and metaverses and the future of work. Each of the topics will be discussed by a panel of experts from industry, academia, legal professions and policy makers.

Speakers to include:

Professor Richard Susskind OBE, President, Society for Computers and Law
David Satola, ICT Lead Counsel, The World Bank
Lord Clement-Jones CBE, Co-Chair of All Party Parliamentary Group on AI
Dr Fernando Barrio, Trustee, SCL, Senior Lecturer in Law, SBM QMUL
Barry Scannell, Consultant at William Fry, Dublin
Benson Egwuonwu
, Associate, DAC Beachcroft
Rachel Bence, Chief Information Officer, Queen Mary University of London
Maria Mexi, Geneva Graduate Institute
Martin Pino, Professor of Law at the Facultade do Baixo Parnaiba- FAP, Brazil
Dr Michaela MacDonald, Lecturer at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, QMUL
Dr Andres Guadamuz, Reader in Intellectual Property Law, University of Sussex
Leandro Toscano, Head of the Business Development Unit, World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Center
Mauricio Figueroa, Lecturer at Universidad Autonoma de Mexico/Newcastle School of Law
Professor Julia Hörnle, Queen Mary University of London

Programme:

13:30 - 14:00: Registration

14:00: Introduction

14:15 - 14:30 The Metaverse: future or fuzz?
Barry Scannell, Consultant at William Fry, Dublin

14:30 - 15.15: Privacy in the Metaverse
David Satola, ICT Lead Counsel, The World Bank
Mauricio Figueroa, Lecturer at Universidad Autonoma de Mexico/Newcastle School of Law
Dr Fernando Barrio, Trustee, SCL, Senior Lecturer in Law, SBM QMUL

15:15 - 16.00: Intellectual Property in the Metaverse
Dr Michaela MacDonald, Lecturer at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, QMUL
Dr Andres Guadamuz, Reader in Intellectual Property Law, University of Sussex
Leandro Toscano, Head of the Business Development Unit, World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Center

16:00: Coffee break

16:15 - 17:00: Regulation and Policing of Harm in the Metaverse
Lord Clement-Jones CBE, Co-Chair of All Party Parliamentary Group on AI
Professor Julia Hörnle, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London
Benson Egwuonwu, Associate, DAC Beachcroft

17:00 - 17:45 - The Future of Work and the Metaverse
Rachel Bence, Chief Information Officer, Queen Mary University of London
Maria Mexi, Geneva Graduate Institute
Martin Pino, Professor of Law, FADESA - Faculdade para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável da Amazônia, Brazil

17:45 - Closing remarks:
Professor Richard Susskind OBE
, President, Society for Computers and Law

18.00: Close of Policy Forum and Drinks Reception

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