Artist and founder of the online art project The Thing Wolfgang Staehle gave a presentation about new developments in the online world and the creation of net.art including insights into Toywar.
Toywar is a game that was developed by artist group etoy in order to prevent their domain to be taken over and the result of a legendary lawsuit between etoy.corporation (artist group established in 1994) and the large e-commerce incorporation eToys Inc. (established in 1996). After eToys sued etoy for their domain rights, etoy counterattacked by launching Toywars in late 1999. As a result, there were countersuits and several data thefts, the commerce commission was activated, online netshelter were installed and in the end, eToys withdrawed its lawsuit. etoy, however, was awarded a prize at Ars Elctronica in 2000.