August 6th, 2007 by Benjamin Duranske
Second Life creator Linden Lab is complying with Eros LLC’s subpoena seeking the identity of a John Doe defendant so far identified only as his Second Life avatar, ‘Volkov Catteneo,’ according to an Eros lawyer. Eros alleges ‘Catteneo’ violated Eros’ copyright and trademark on its popular SexGen virtual products.
Eros’ attorney, Frank Taney, a partner at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, confirmed today that Linden Lab has produced “information in response to the subpoena.” The subpoena sought “documents sufficient to show the entirety of any identifying information” provided to Linden Lab by ‘Catteneo,’ and also sought alternate account information, transaction history, chat history, IP addresses, and credit card information.
Taney said that he is currently evaluating the material, and that “it has always been the plan to amend the complaint if and when we establish the identity of the defendant.”
PayPal, which was also subpoenaed, had previously indicated it would comply, according to Reuters. Reuters also reported that Linden Lab had been granted an extension to last Friday, August 3rd. Taney confirmed today that Linden Lab has not filed any motion to limit or quash the subpoena.
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