Wednesday, July 11

Avatars Real Enough to be Sued

From American Magazine: ... On Tuesday, July 3, a real life person named Kevin Alderman filed suit against a Second Life avatar named Volkov Catteneo for copyright infringement. Alderman ran an adult entertainment empire inside this virtual universe. His star product was a virtual bed (the SexGen) that could be used to recreate adult films with avatars. Alderman sold it for 12,000 Lindens ($45) but Catteneo has found a hack to let him make free copies, which he's selling at one third the price. As part of his suit, Alderman is seeking a subpoena to force Linden Labs, the company that owns Second Life, to reveal whatever they know about Catteneo's actual identity...

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