I have been following the virtual world of Linden Lab's Second Life from the real world. I think it has some fascinating implications for our lives beyond the fun gamers derive from participating. Some have noted it as a valuable resource for some autistic people because it offers a way for them to explore interaction in an environment that is safe. In addition, people are able to trade and sell virtual assets within Second Life and some of these have spilled over into disputes in the real world. [See my full December 22, 2006 blog post.]
Live Teleconference and Live Audio Webcast from the 24th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference on Friday, April 3, 2009. Sponsors: The American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law, Section of Section of Science & Technology Law and the ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education.
This program will examine a variety of issues including ethical issues, marketing issues, technical issues, data privacy and other privacy issues, and intellectual property issues that are related to developing a presence in the virtual world for attorneys and others desiring to conduct business or participate in the virtual world. The presentation will discuss current best practices for developing a presence in the virtual world and will identify legal resources and other resources and associations available to those interested in participating.
Roxanne Christ; Latham & Watkins, LLP
Ross A. Dannenberg; Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. of Patent Arcade
Benjamin T. Duranske; Pillsbury Winthrup Shaw Pittman, LLP
Catherine Intravia; Shipman & Goodwin, LLP (Moderator)
Sean F. Kane; Drakeford & Kane, LLC
More information and registration details are available here.