July 21st, 2007 by Benjamin Duranske
As VB predicted two weeks ago, Reuters is now reporting that the “John Doe” in the Eros litigation left a digital trail that ties his real-life identity to his Second Life avatar, and PayPal is going to provide his name in response to Eros’ subpoena.
He’s not “some kind of n00b” or anything, it’s just a reality of moving money around now; in all but a very few cases, the perception of anonymity is false. Now that PayPal has, apparently, decided not to move to quash, it will be interesting to see what Linden Lab does with its subpoena. They got an extension, so we won’t find out until around August 3.
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