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Archive for September, 2007

IMVU quietly joined Second Life in offering age verification to its members over the weekend. The process appears similar to Second Life’s (users submit some information from government documents online and the information is instantly matched to the user’s previously-provided name in a third-party database). IMVU currently only offers the service to U.S. members via [...]

Second Life’s ‘Aimee Weber’ (Alyssa LaRoche) recently became the first avatar with a registered trademark. The application for the registered mark was filed February 18, 2007 approved for publication July 7, and published for opposition August 14. According to ‘Weber,’ no opposition was filed, and she plans to immediately begin using the mark. In a [...]

VB runs “Virtual Law Quicklinks” whenever we have a backlog of interesting items that aren’t big enough for full posts. One link, one sentence, a little commentary. Here’s today’s batch. Essay on Virtual Courts vs. Consumer Action – Second Life’s ‘Ashcroft Burnham’ has an essay up at arguing that in-world courts are better than [...]

There was a good in-world presentation yesterday on protecting brands in Second Life. The panel was hosted by ‘Celebrity Millionsofus’ (Mark Allen) of Millions of Us. Panelists included ‘Haver Cole’ (Rebecca Small) of Metaversatility, ‘VirtualWorldsNews Writer’ (Joey Seiler) of Virtual Worlds News, and ‘Nic Whizenhunt’ (Nic Mitham) of K-Zero. The audio is available for download [...]

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