March 14th, 2008 by Benjamin Duranske
Eros, LLC, a Second Life adult-animation creator, has reached a settlement with Robert Leatherwood of North Richland Hills, Texas, originally known only as Second Life avatar ‘Volkov Catteneo.’
Frank Taney, the attorney for Eros, said, “We’ve reached a settlement. The terms include an agreement that Leatherwood will not do any more copying.” According to Taney, Kevin Alderman (Second Life’s ‘Stroker Serpentine’), who owns Eros, “has proven his point, and is moving on.” Taney said that the settlement will be formalized shortly.
Eros had alleged that Leatherwood sold unauthorized copies of the company’s popular “SexGen” avatar-animation products. A default judgment was entered against Leatherwood by the District Court for the Middle District of Florida last year. Leatherwood originally said he was not ‘Catteneo’ but recently admitted to Reuters that he controlled the ‘Volkov Catteneo’ avatar named in the suit.
See VB’s previous coverage for the background of the suit.
Taney is a partner at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney. Besides representing Eros on this suit, he also represented six content creators including Eros in an unrelated suit in New York for similar activity against a different defendant.
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