Virtual people, virtual sex. But the lawsuit is real.July 10, 2007
In the real world, if someone misappropriates copyright-protected computer code and resells it as their own product, it would be a clear case of copyright infringement. However, assuming the claims are true, this situation differs as it's based in a virtual world. The claimant and alleged thief are both avatars in the virtual reality game Second Life. This situation examines the blurred lines between the real world and virtual worlds, and how laws enacted to apply to the real world may apply in virtual worlds.
View the full article in the July 10 issue.