Second Life Players Sue over Illegal Seizure of Virtual Property
A Pennsylvania judge, Eduardo C. Robreno, will have to decide whether illegal seizures of virtual property in an online role-playing game can be addressed in a real courtroom. Four players of Second Life have sued the game’s creator, Linden Lab, for taking their “property” and are seeking $5 million in damages. First created in 2003, Second Life claims that about 1,000,000 “residents” log in monthly and that there are 12,000 “profitable in-world business owners.”
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