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Archive for February, 2008

Two new articles focusing on lawyers and virtual worlds recently caught my attention. The first, by Diane Duhaime of Jordan Burt LLP asks, Why Should Corporate Counsel Become Familiar With Virtual Environments? Aren’t They Just Fun And Games? Some good thoughts here specific to in-house attorneys. (Via Metropolitan Corporate Counsel.) The second, posted by online [...]

Virtually Blind periodically runs “quicklinks” — items that are not long enough for a full story, but are worth a click. Here’s today’s batch. The Second Life Newspaper reports on a DMCA success story. Apparently Linden Lab acted on a properly documented DMCA claim regarding an alleged instance of purely in-world infringement. From the article: [...]

There is a notable new paper on virtual law from Farnaz Alemi running in the current issue of UCLA’s Journal of Law and Technology. The article, An Avatar’s Day in Court: A Proposal for Obtaining Relief and Resolving Disputes in Virtual World Games, reviews a number of in-world incidents which will be familiar to VB [...]

Blizzard’s lawsuit against virtual item and power-leveling company In Game Dollar (doing business as Peons4Hire) has settled, resulting in a permanent injunction (.pdf) that essentially shuts down In Game Dollar’s entire World of Warcraft operation. Though no monetary damages are specified, the injunction represents a complete victory for Blizzard. The news is likely to be [...]

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