Defendant to plaintiff: How much is that in Linden dollars?

Summary:As MMORPGs continue to grow in popularity and economic significance, so do the legal issues surrounding acts undertaken in virtual worlds.

As MMORPGs continue to grow in popularity and economic significance, so do the legal issues surrounding acts undertaken in virtual worlds.  Already hot topics:

By the way, if you haven't already seen this, Second Life was hacked this week:

[S]ome of the unencrypted customer information stored in the database was compromised, potentially including Second Life account names, real life names and contact information, along with encrypted account passwords and encrypted payment information.

To quote Digg user KodeK:  "Second identity theft? :-)"

Topics: Security

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Denise Howell is an appellate, intellectual property and technology lawyer who enjoys broad industry recognition for her expertise on the intersection of emerging technologies and law. For further details please see her professional background and speaking schedule. Denise's career is characterized by her passionate engagement in intell... Full Bio

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