Sex & Law Suits In Second Life
So what happens when real life software piracy intrudes on the world of Second Life? Especially when it involves the piracy of above mods.
We’re finding the answer to that now as 46-year-old Ken Alderman’s company, Eros LLC, is suffering a decline in sales. The maker of an erotic add-on for Second Life, managed to find and confront the alleged pirate but were unable to resolve the issue. As a result they’ve hired a lawyer:
"We confronted him about it and his basic response was, 'What are you going to do? Sue me?'" Alderman said. "I guess the mentality is that because you're an avatar ... that you are untouchable. The purpose of this suit is not only to protect our income and our product, but also to show, yes, you can be prosecuted and brought to justice."
Catherine Smith, director of marketing for "Second Life" creator Linden Lab, said she knew of no other real-world legal fight between two avatars."