Chapter 1

What is “Augmented Reality Law,” and Why Should I Care?

Abstract

This chapter explains that the book is a “horizontal” survey of a number of different areas of law that are likely to be significant to people developing and using augmented reality (AR) technology, rather than a deep dive into any one particular legal doctrine. It also seeks to persuade the reader that AR law is an important subject to study because AR technology is poised to be an important aspect of the economy in the near future. Mass adoption of AR technology is inevitable for three primary reasons: convenience (meaning the unique way in which AR allows people to interact with digital data in the same way they would intuitively react to physical objects), creativity ...

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