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Regina Lynn’s Sex Drive column this week focuses on the Eros copyright litigation. Regina makes a point that I’ve been wanting to make here — basically, that this is a real lawsuit and it shouldn’t be treated as a joke. The snickering coverage is inevitable, of course, given the confluence of a lawsuit, a virtual world, and a sex toy (wow, typing that… yeah, it really is inevitable) but journalists who want to riff on this should at least read the complaint.

On the upside, press attention is focused on virtual law like it hasn’t been since the Bragg case was filed, which should help put some of the bigger picture issues in virtual law on the table in the long run.

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2 Responses to “Commentary: Journalists Love to Write “Sex Bed””

  1. on 16 Jul 2007 at 9:30 amRegina Lynn


    I read the complaint. Good stuff.

    Note that you were on vacation while I was thinking that column through so I didn’t call upon you for discussion. (Honestly, Benjamin, what were you thinking? Why didn’t you check my calendar before taking some well-deserved time away, hmmmmm? LOL)

    Welcome back!

  2. on 16 Jul 2007 at 11:25 amBenjamin Duranske

    Regina – Funny, funny. I figured *you* had read the complaint, or at least looked it over. I’m talking about the coverage that basically boils down to, “Heh heh heh. He said ‘Stroker.’” I liked your piece on this quite a bit. It’s funny how often I end up referring to your Wired pieces, and vice versa. I suppose that Second Life is in the news for sex stuff so often that it’s inevitable.

    Thanks for the welcome back. There’s a ton to get caught up on that happened while I was gone.

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