Virtual Property a Real Concern

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Posted on May 31, 2007, Andrew Virtual Property a Real Concern


It’s all just bits of data, but someone has a right to it.

Terra Nova has posted a bit about a case involving virtual property ownership rights in Second Life, and a judge is taking the case on.

“While the property and the world where it is found are “virtual,” the dispute is real,” the judge wrote a recent Order in the case.

If you build a house on someone else’s land with their permission, it doesn’t mean they will own the house, especially if they say up front whatever you create is yours. The same should hold true for Second Life, but we will have to see what Judge Eduardo C. Robreno has to say about it.

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