Metaverse: Surging Need for Competent Laws with Increasing Metaverse Crimes

  • Prachi Singh and Dev Karan Rajput
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  • Prachi Singh

    Student at Amity Law School, Amity University, Noida, India.

  • Dev Karan Rajput

    Student at Amity Law School, Amity University, Noida, India.

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The CEO of the largest social media platform declared that the metaverse would emerge as the next big phenomenon after the Internet, which gave it impetus. The idea of the Metaverse incorporates IoT, AR, VR, XR, and 3D technologies, even though there isn't a unique, widely accepted description of it. It's also referred to as Web 3.0. The metaverse has significant market value and commercial potential. In October 2021, the current valuation was estimated to be over $14.8 trillion, although the growth value was between $3.75 and $12.50 trillion. Therefore, it is crucial to discuss the metaverse's legal ramifications. This article is to more thoroughly explain the crimes and legal complexities of the metaverse. It covers topics such as Data security law, intellectual property law, and enforcement of Anti-Trust and competition laws. It also covers a few other topics like what are the complexities in current laws, the need for competent laws and some case studies of crimes in the metaverse are also discussed to provide a complete picture.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 5, Page 712 - 724


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