When I think about service security – things like the recently broached Playstation Network, or any one of a number of such things that hold identity data, security credentials or that are trusted to provide critically important data (like the electronic voting machines in the USA). I’m persistently reminded of claw crane games.

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Apr 10 2011

The 29th of March, 2009 was a very notable day in Second Life, for a number of reasons.

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Linden Lab’s new vice-president of engineering has announced himself today. Jeff Petersen (AKA Bagman Linden) has a background at Sony Online Entertainment, Harmless Games, SilverPlatter, and Virgin Interactive Entertainment and has worked on such titles as Everquest, Everquest II, Star Wars Galaxies, Planetside, Untold Legends PS3, Field Commander PSP, FreeRealms, and CloneWars Adventures and Subspace.

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Ever wonder why publishers – when they are talking about games, television programmes, movies and such – refer to them as “franchises”?

What it boils down to is copyright and derived works.

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