"Hi everyone - as the year draws to a close i thought it might be fun and interesting to do a poll of the members of this group regarding significant legal issues, cases etc, that arose in 2009 and to get an outlook for 2010. If you are interested,…"
"Hi everyone. Many of you may have seen this but if not there was an interesting case just filed against. Linden. Here is a brief summary.
Eros, LLC, a seller of virtual adult products in Second
Life, filed a class action against Linden Research,…"
A venue to discuss intellectual property and contract law issues which exist in virtual world and social networking environments today as these issues relate to the currently governing or emerging intellectual property and contract laws.
"Hello everyone. I wanted to let you know that the AVW has formed a Legal Committee. I am honored to be the initial Chair of this committee. If you are interested in participating or just following the committee activities, please go to the committee…"
"Hi Johannes - sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I had a big trial and then some much needed vacation. I made a post to the forum with some initial information. I look forward to your feedback and working with you."
"Thanks to you all for volunteering to participate in the Association of Virtual Worlds Legal Committee. I apologize for the delay in getting this initial message out, but hopefully we can get things rolling from here.
I would like to get your input…"
"DIfferent virtual worlds adddress IP ownership in different ways. In Second Life the user/content creators retain ownership of the IP in their creations, but grant certain licenses to Linden and other users. Other virtual worlds require assignment…"
"It is generally true that the virtual world owner can make the rules, but they are subject to certain real world law constraints. Two examples, are as follows. Linden had a abitration clause in its TOS. When M. Bragg sued Linden, the court found the…"
"Hi everyone. We will be sending out a notice soon regarding an initial "meeting" of the AVW Legal Committee. Thanks for all the emails. There seems to be a great deal of excitement about this committee. I look forward to corresponding with…"