Friday, February 02, 2007

Settle you're copyright dispute in Second Life.

Yesterday I was reading (a very reliable source regarding law news and information) I stumbled across a fascinating article.

The article started with a regular introduction on legal news;

Judge Richard Posner of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals attended a conference sponsored by Creative Commons, the nonprofit alternative copyright foundation, to promote his new book, "Not a Suicide Pact: The Constitution in a Time of National Emergency." Over the course of the question-and-answer session, Posner gave the assembled group his thoughts on topics ranging from the USA Patriot Act to copyright protection in a digital world.
So far fairly regular yet groundbreaking. As I find that anything that creative commons does is progressive. However suddenly the reader is assaulted with the next paragraph.
The judge's words were punctuated by the occasional heckler throwing exploding fireballs from the sky. Posner was also distracted by a 6-foot raccoon. The giant animal claimed to be an intellectual property attorney from Washington, D.C. "I like your tail," Posner told him.
What? Exploding fire balls? Giant Talking Raccoon's which happen to be lawyers? I don't blame you if you think that the good lawyers at are on crack. The truth however is far from that.

The lawyers are attending a meeting and presentation being held on second life. I'm not going to go to deep into the article, because honestly I want you all to take a look at it. Basically its about lawyers dealing with copyright disputes in second life, instead of in the courts.

So once again be sure to check it out!


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