It is a pleasure to reconnect after several years.
We invite your participation and involvement in the 4th World Children’s Festival to take place on The National Mall on June 17-19, 2011. Held every four years since 1999 as “Olympics” of children’s creativity and co-creation, the WCF has evolved into the largest international children’s celebration and a permanent quadrennial event in our Nation’s Capital. The WCF integrates art & sport with STEM disciplines to create a comprehensive STEAMS educational programming for children’s creative and holistic development. As the world’s leading event that integrates STEAMS education and demonstrates the importance of creativity and empathy in a global setting, the WCF provides early training for children to become creative leaders in their communities and learn to collaborate for innovation and positive social change.
Attached for your review is the festival overview. I look forward to your thoughts.
Art Show For Kids presents FLOWERS AND BUGS Kids Art Show and Contest. Flowers and bugs need each other to exist, and we need them to survive. The most spectacular and colorful new piece of art will win the Grand Prize. All entries must be received by February 22, 2011.
This Art Show does not have any criteria restrictions.
It is wonderful when legal theorists study, digest, and then write about the organic growh of the law, but it is unfortunate when they don't take the time to properly develop or discover the facts but instead erect legos of dreams so they can achieve their otherwise unobtainable conclusions.
Witness "A PASSIVE APPROACH TO REGULATION OF VIRTUAL WORLDS" by then graduating law school student, Jacob Rodgers, who in 2008 was published as follows (footnotes omitted as they provided little support):
"In this country, a complaint filed in May 200643 demonstrates the type of serious dispute that will arise more often as virtual worlds become more popular. By exploiting a glitch in the Second Life system, Marc Bragg was able to acquire property at substantially reduced prices. According to Mr. Bragg, Linden Lab—the creator of Second Life—subsequently cut off his account, refusing to grant a credit or refund. Mr. Bragg, who happens to be an attorney specializing in consumer rights and cyberlaw cases, then sued Linden Lab.46 The suit sought $8000 in damages for breach of a virtual-land-auction contract and for violation of Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law. Mr. Bragg later withdrew that suit in order to file a much larger claim (more than $75,000)48 in a higher-level state ...."
Firstly it was never established that the auction system utilized was a "glitch" or intentionally provided, or that anything was exploited. But equally important, is the simple documented fact that I did not withdraw the suit in order to file a much larger claim. Here the writer assumes a point to prove his theory, or either failed the class on federal civil procedure, or didn't read the removal rules. Defendant Linden Labs / Second Life removed the case to federal court. They claimed in their filings with the federal court that the value of the case at that time was higher than the $8,000 I was seeking in Pennsylvania's small claims court.