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Feb 1 2012

Something just happened. Something important.

On Tuesday, the Dutch Supreme Court ruled that when two boys forced a third (by violence) to give them two of his Runescape items, that it was theft.

Now, you might think that that is a landmark ruling for digital goods as lawful property. It isn’t. Well, it is, but it isn’t in the way that you might think. It’s far more interesting than that.

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Jun 15 2011

As you’re probably aware by now, the Linden Lab is implementing the ability to enable or disable your ability to upload meshes to Second Life, once the Mesh features finally arrive, and thus reducing the incidence of third-party meshes being used without permission.

It’s a pretty good idea, but what if you don’t know that you’re offending?

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With Second Life concurrency trending downwards, people are looking harder at the Second Life economy and the Linden Dollar exchange, with some speculating that there is a fairly heavy thumb on the exchange-rate scales at the moment.

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By saying that, I suppose I’m coming out on the opposite side of the fence on this particular issue from Wagner, but – to the best of my knowledge – I believe this to be the case, otherwise I wouldn’t be bothered saying it at all.

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