"At the risk of being what once would have been called a "wet noodle" (term of art!) i'm goint to disagree. I don't think we need a Second Life body of law. I think the nature of the platform is far too transient…"
This effort has to eschew legalese. It needs to capture what the custom is in an area or areas. I suggest that we try to eliminate the notions of a "tort" and concentrate on a limited list of "areas" of dispute upon which we…"
"Perhaps we ought to add a general section on Intentional Torts, which would cover things like defamation, tortious interference with contract, and other similar common law causes of action that would be applicable in SL. I doubt, without…"
"Tim & James:
Thanks for your suggestions. I expected to have an outline of proposed ideas/topics for consideration by now but Thanksgiving and trial prep (starting a jury trial this week) have slowed me down.
Griefing is an…"
I would suggest that DEFAMATION be included in the list of topics proposed by Timothy Faith. Or perhaps this would be a sub-topic under "personal jurisdiction forum selection"?
Have a look at this case note from Australia (State…"
"Hi Dan - a few thoughts on some areas of law that might belong here:
1. US Trademark & international
2. US Copyright & international
3. Common law contract
4. Personal jurisdiction, forum selection
5. Taxation ...
6. "Real" SL…"
Some time ago, I raised the issue of a body of law dedicated specifically to SL. I decided to research the issue of custom as an enforceable tenet of contract law(my contracts law professor would be impressed that Iremembered this from his lectures - LOL!). I found alegal treatise on the use of custom as applied to theInternet (see below) and there is a 9 page PDF of alaw journal article attached to this email…See More
"Dan - I regret that you inferred anything I said was intended to be a personal attack. To the extent that it prompted your response and the catalogue of activities over the past 12 months; however, I am very glad that I made the entry. …"
"Sam, I hope that the urgency you feel has not crossed over into bitterness. I think that such toxicity might eventually drive even more people away.If you wish to criticize my tenure as President as inactive, I can accept that criticism but would…"
"My name is Yoss Kamachi in SL and Tim Faith in RL, and I nominate myself to remain as your Secretary for the next year. I think we still have a lot of opportunities to improve our communication with SLBA members and the SL community at large,…"
"My name is Agenda Faromet, and I'm nominating myself for Executive Board. I have been active in Second Life since 2007, back when casinos and banks were still part of the SL landscape. I joined SLBA in 2009, and in 2010 I joined the SLBA…"
Attorney in Orlando, FL; former judge; General Counsel to Identity Commons,, Inc., a Florida not-for-profit composed of approx. 200 corporations and software developers to facilitate digital identity protocols.