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Archive for August, 2007

Plaintiff Marc Bragg has filed a new Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss (.pdf) regarding Linden Lab’s counterclaims against him, and a supporting brief (.pdf). Some readers will recall that Bragg already filed a 12(b)(6) motion but after he did, Linden Lab amended its complaint. The amendment added quotations from chat logs that shed light on [...] reports that MindArk’s Chief Information Officer, Marco Behrmann, met with members of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service earlier this month to discuss the taxing of income generated in virtual worlds and MMO games. Mindark is the company behind Entropia Universe, a virtual world / multiplayer game with [...]

Elchoness Law Firm, LLC: Global Workplace Counsel recently announced the opening of a Second Life office. Elchoness Law Firm is an employment law firm based out of Boulder, Colorado. VB doesn’t cover all firm openings in virtual worlds (there are dozens in Second Life alone now, according to the invaluable Galileo Law Directory) but this [...]

David Post, a law professor at Temple University (also an Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute, a Fellow at the Institute for Information Law and Policy at New York Law School, the Co-Director of ,, and the Cyberspace Law Institute, an occasional contributor to the Volokh Conspiracy blog, and a member of the [...]

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