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Archive for April, 2008

The folks at Clever Zebra just announced a legal panel for the vBusiness Expo, which will be held in Second Life next week. The panel will be Friday, April 25th at 12:00 noon, Pacific. It will focus on legal issues associated with doing business in virtual worlds, and will cover employment issues, intellectual property issues, [...]

VB was just added to a cool web resource called Alltop for people who want to look at a lot of news feeds in one place without RSS hassles. There are a number of feeds there including “Celebrities,” “Egos,” “Design” and “Gaming,” among others. Here’s the “Virtual Worlds” news feed. I’m not big on endorsements, [...]

Linden Lab, creator of Second Life, recently posted guidelines for protecting your copyrighted content in Second Life. The policy largely focuses on the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act). From the guidelines: The DMCA provides a specific process for removing content that’s much faster and less expensive than a copyright lawsuit. Otherwise, courts resolve copyright claims [...]

Virtual property company Internet Gaming Entertainment (IGE) has changed the law firm that is defending IGE (.pdf) in a Florida class action case, Hernandez v. IGE. IGE is now represented in that case by James M. Miller of Akerman Senterfitt. Prior to changing counsel, IGE was represented in the Hernandez case by several attorneys at [...]

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