EFF Agrees That Copyright In Second Life Is A Mess
from the exactly dept
It's nice to find out that some folks at the EFF have come around to this viewpoint also. Michael Scott points out that Fred von Lohman recently noted at a conference that copyright in Second Life was "in some ways worse" than in the real world, noting that just posting a screenshot from within Second Life may violate many different copyrights -- unlike taking a photo on the street. And, by setting up virtual world issues to be governed by external world laws, problems are going to follow. This was a situation that from the beginning should have been dealt with in Second Life, rather than trying to apply real world laws to a world with a fundamentally different makeup.