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Archive for September, 2008

The judge in MDY v. Blizzard has issued an order (.pdf) denying Blizzard’s request for a permanent injunction which would have effectively shut down MDY’s operations in advance of trial.  For the full background of this suit, see Virtually Blind’s complete coverage of MDY v. Blizzard. Blizzard had asked for several extraordinary measures, including prohibiting [...]

Metanomics host Robert Bloomfield interviewed Second Life founder and Chairman of the Board, Philip Rosedale, on the record at the Second Life Community Convention in Tampa, Florida.  The Rosedale interview is now available.  Rosedale addressed several issues that involve legal and governance questions, and Robert asked me to post a brief reaction.  Robert has also [...]

The fall season of the popular in-world metaverse business and policy show Metanomics kicks off in Second Life on Monday, September 22, at 12:00 (noon) Pacific with a special edition of Metanomics featuring the show’s usual host, Professor Robert Bloomfield of Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, in the guest chair. I am honored [...]

We periodically run “Virtual Law Quicklinks” whenever we have a backlog of interesting items that aren’t big enough for full posts. Here’s today’s batch. Eros, the virtual adult-animation company owned by Second Life’s ‘Stroker Serpentine,’ has secured registration for the “SexGen” trademark.  Eros has been at the center of two lawsuits over in-world copyright and [...]

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