Producers and users of virtual spaces are heading toward difficult times. These could be made worse through increased regulatory intervention by various countries. I suggest that it is in the best interest of users, produces and nation states alike that those online service providers that use virtual items and currency form self-regulatory body. I suggest further that sport provides a ready-made governance model that the online industry should adapt and adopt.
I thus propose the formation of an: Online Dispute Arbitration Board (ODAB)*
*An academic treatment of this was first presented at The Game Behind the Game by myself and Dr Melissa deZwart.