San Francisco-based game developer Linden Lab has rocked the online role-playing game world by granting "Second Life" players IP rights to their virtual creations. Linden Lab insulates itself from real-world liability with a user license agreement, but a player who develops a new virtual car model might have a copyright claim against another player who makes unauthorized virtual duplicates. The possibilities may soon draw U.S. law into virtual worlds.
Virtual IP Rights Rock Online Gaming World
The American Lawyer
December 6, 2004
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