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Archive for June, 2008

This edition of VB’s Reading Room features a new, notable paper on virtual property by recent Columbia Law School graduate Daniel Gould. The paper is entitled Virtual Property in MMOGs (.pdf). In the paper, Gould argues that recognition of a limited set of virtual property rights would benefit both users and virtual world companies, and [...]

A post at SLUniverse announces that attorney Frank Taney will be talking about “Trademarks for Virtual World Related Businesses” in Second Life on Friday, June 6 from 2:30 to 4 pm Pacific time at UBM Think Services’ home (SLURL). From the post: Frank will address a variety of topics sure to be of interest to [...]

Last year, an ambiguous 9th Circuit ruling in Fair Housing Council v. muddied the waters of Section 230 immunity under the Communications Decency Act by suggesting that if a provider selects which content to allow or edits user created content, it could lose immunity for content it misses, and thus be held liable for [...]

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