A lawsuit over the ownership of virtual land in an Internet game may usher in a new type of litigation as players spend more time and money in virtual worlds. Marc Bragg is suing game company Linden Lab, for alleged conversion, fraud, unjust enrichment and breach of contract, and for allegedly violating several California laws by seizing land Bragg owned in Linden's game, Second Life. But Bragg had acquired the land through unusual channels. Does the virtual world need virtual title insurance brokers?
If a Tree Falls in a Virtual Forest, Who Owns the Lumber?
The National Law Journal
October 30, 2006
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