September 17th, 2007 by Benjamin Duranske
Quicklinks are back, and they’re quicker than ever. One link, one sentence. I tried to get rid of them, but there are simply too many developments in virtual law for me to cover everything with individual posts. So I’ll run the feature whenever I have a backlog of interesting items. Here’s today’s batch.
- Possible Class Action Lawsuit Against Ad Farmers in Second Life (via your2ndplace.com): My quick take is that there is probably a reasonable suit at least under the theory of breach of a third-party beneficiary contract, but that given the tone and approach of the announcement, lawyers aren’t actually involved at this point.
- Entropia Universe Kills In-World Lottery (via entropiaforums.com): Even the people running it didn’t seem all that surprised, and I suspect that’s because Entropia doesn’t mince words — it is a “Real Cash Economy” so real laws about money apply.
- Chronicle of Higher Ed. Ponders Lawsuits Over Virtual World Classes (via The Chronicle of Higher Education): Obvious conclusion here is that the relatively small possibility of a lawsuit (I suppose under the theory of negligent exposure to intentional infliction of emotional distress, and that’s a really big stretch) should be covered with a waiver, just like for rock climbing classes and psychological lab sections.
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