If we learned anything from the global pandemic, it’s that people crave connection.
This is why people are flocking to the concept of a global metaverse, with its promise of transforming the way we work, play and socialize. While the growth and adoption of the metaverse raises age-old legal questions, it is also creating new legal and regulatory obstacles.
We were the first law firm to do a legal review of the metaverse. We published the Reed Smith Guide to the Metaverse in May 2021, 29 years after the term was first used in the science fiction novel Snow Crash, five years after Pokémon GO’s virtual world was launched, and five months before Facebook changed its name to Meta.