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Archive for February, 2008

The schedule and speakers for the first-ever Virtual Law Conference are now posted, and registration is open. The conference will be keynoted by Steve Mortinger (IBM Systems and Technology Group VP and Associate General Counsel), who will be discussing “The Top Ten Things a Brand Should Know about Virtual Worlds.” Other speakers and panelists include [...]

The transcript of yesterday’s in-world discussion of Second Life intellectual property issues with attorney Frank Taney is now available at SLOG. I’m on the road right now and I couldn’t make it to the event “live,” but it looks like it was a great session. From the introduction to the transcript: The simulator was packed [...]

Today (Friday, February 15) at 3:00 PM SLT (Pacific) attorney Frank Taney, will hold an in-world discussion of intellectual property rights in Second Life. Taney represented plaintiffs in two separate real-life lawsuits stemming from virtual world activity last year. From the announcement at SLOG: Frank Taney is a partner at the law firm of Buchanan, [...]

A couple of years ago, David Post and David Johnson published an article at First Monday suggesting that it is right to think of virtual worlds as “places,” and discussing the legal ramifications of doing so. Because many more people are talking about virtual law now, and because developments since 2006 greatly inform the discussion, [...]

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