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New Lawsuit Seeks to Vindicate Virtual Property Rights

Jason Archinaco, the lawyer who represented Marc Bragg against Linden Research, filed another lawsuit against Linden in Philadelphia’s federal district court on April 15, 2010. The gist of the suit is that Linden represented to Second Life users that they owned the virtual land and goods they are creating and purchasing on Second Life, while at the same time are trying to deny ownership rights. This lawsuit has the possibility of placing virtual property rights, or lack thereof, front and center before the court. The case is entitled Evans v. Linden Research, Inc. and a copy of the complaint is linked here. Read More...