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Archive for February, 2007

[Editor's Note, August 11, 2007: Virtually Blind has been running extensive follow-up coverage of the collapse of Ginko. You can find it by searching "Ginko" in the sidebar, or following this link. The original article appears below these notes. Ginko has closed its website, and liquidated its debts by forcibly converting all account holders to [...]

The Second Life Herald reported today that in-world attorney ‘Monday Beam’ (pictured) has been hired by a group of disgruntled Second Life citizens who claim that they were summarily evicted from parcels of virtual land they purchased on a private island sim known as “The Tropicana.” Private island sims are privately held and managed. They [...]

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: FindLaw has a review of a new essay collection about virtual law. The book is called The State of Play: Law, Games and Virtual Worlds. According to FindLaw’s reviewer, the essays [...]

Wherever possible, articles on Virtually Blind identify sources and subjects by real-world names, but many individuals involved in virtual worlds prefer to be identified only as avatars. While there are certainly reasons (both good and bad) for anonymity in virtual worlds, traditional journalistic standards dictate that readers should, at minimum, be able to distinguish virtual-world [...]

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