Second Life may give new meaning to e-filing

Summary:Second Life and similar virtual worlds give rise to a seemingly endless stream of provocative legal issues, and now it seems even Congress agrees.  Techmeme is highlighting a complementary duo of stories on this day that happens to be the deadline for filing an '05 U.

Second Life and similar virtual worlds give rise to a seemingly endless stream of provocative legal issues, and now it seems even Congress agrees.  Techmeme is highlighting a complementary duo of stories on this day that happens to be the deadline for filing an '05 U.S. income tax return for those who went on extension.  The first discusses the new Reuters Second Life news center, and its bureau chief Adam Pasick.  The second, from Adam himself, discusses Congressional interest in "how virtual assets and incomes should be taxed."  (Surely, Second Life-related business expenses already are deductible.)

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