Tag Archives: law

Linden Lab whiffs the ToS again

Today, Linden Lab announced with great glee that, just short of a year after its extremely controversial and overbroad August 2013 Terms of Service update, it has finally “clarified” the offending clause, as a sign of how seriously it “respects … Continue reading

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Justitia Virtual Legal Resource Village celebrates Law Day!

Teleport to Justitia! The SL Bar Association and Justitia Virtual Legal Resource Village are once again putting on a month-long celebration of law in Second Life. This is their fourth year of celebrating Law Day in SL, and this year’s … Continue reading

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Second Life Terms of Service: A legal panel

MORE EDITS: Video is up! And we have a pdf of my slides: SL ToS Presentation. Enjoy! Also, Inara Pey worked her ass off to create some excellent transcripts of the event, and the UCCSL is working on translating those … Continue reading

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Liberty and Justice FOR ALL.

Today, the Supreme Court came down with its rulings in United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry, better known as the marriage cases: DOMA and Prop 8. As everyone already knows by now, the Court invalidated § 3 of … Continue reading

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Copyright in Virtual Worlds and Social Media

Yesterday, I launched the first in a new series of legal discussions for SL residents. We discussed copyright in virtual worlds and social media, focusing specifically on why copyright issues affect users of virtual worlds and social media differently from … Continue reading

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New series of legal discussions for SL residents

Many of my friends are interested in how the law applies to Second Life and other virtual worlds (like Cloud Party) or social media platforms (like Facebook, plurk, or blogs). There are a lot of really interesting questions that come … Continue reading

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Dutch Supreme Court decides theft of virtual goods case

Yesterday, the Dutch Supreme Court decided a long-contested case over the theft of virtual goods. In 2008, two teenagers were convicted of theft after they forced another boy to let them into his home, beat him up, held him at … Continue reading

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The Justitia Legal Resource Village opens.

Pardon the interruption in normal blogging; I’m advertising just for a moment. I’ve been working awfully hard on this. The Justitia Legal Resource Village is finally open to the public. Justitia is a group effort of several real-life attorneys who … Continue reading

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Second Life Bloggers and Review Copy Disclosure

Hi. It’s been ages since I last posted. I know. And now I’m posting with no pics, and it’s a boring post about legal stuff. Promise I’ll be back for reals in January with all new stuff. In the meantime, … Continue reading

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