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It’s a Stick up

Domain names are like addresses in a world where servers are cities, so Kentucky’s attack on your home is one you should really look into.

http://www.freedom-to-tinker.com/blog/joehall/domain-names-cant-defend-themselves

http://www.freedom-to-tinker.com/blog/joehall/kentucky-vs-141-domain-names

http://opinions.kycourts.net/sc/2009-SC-000043-MR.pdf

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IDK how 4 came out and 3 never did.

Avoiding ethical pitfalls with electronic documents: Part 1 – Metadata

http://www.wisbar.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=InsideTrack&Template=/CustomSource/InsideTrack/contentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=93679

E-Race

It’s been a long time since I’ve had time to post, but I received a link from a friend that is very interesting. It is about racism online. I won’t bore you with lots of description you can just listen and look for yourself.

http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_IAP7430
E-Race: Avatars, Anonymity And The Virtualization Of Identity
http://s3.amazonaws.com/files.posterous.com/originalspin/poAahytWN95X6l6qNvj4qlQT38WlrOoEHk0ru1DLVD99S2Ra45wYIoYvHAM6/erace_final.pdf?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJFZAE65UYRT34AOQ&Expires=1301667941&Signature=t6yhr8IVwkbJE0lkobrel5Fqh2Q%3D
this is the powerpoint that goes with the audio above (it is in pdf format)

Also here’s a link to get the “Visible Hand” paper  by Luke Stein
http://www.stanford.edu/~lstein/visiblehand/

Read on and enjoy. Tell me what you think after.

I recently got an alert that a law suit had been filed against Linden Labs (LL). It seems that the person who filed the suit didn’t get that alert.

After filing a complaint, in the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, that alleged “illegal distribution of Plaintiff’s intellectual property in violation of his rights under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”)” back in April of this year, Corey Fahy (the plaintiff) seems to have forgotten about it. Corey alleged that LL used an algorithm that he created for his Cool VL Viewer without his knowledge or consent, but it seems that he forgot to serve the company notice of the law suit.
When the court issued a Show Cause Order, an order requiring Corey to explain why he didn’t serve LL, he never responded. The court then ordered him to a hearing, which he missed. The court dismissed the case, but was nice enough to do so in a way that would allow him to file again after he got a day planner.
Interestingly enough, if Corey had shown up with some good cause for not serving LL, or proof that he had, he would have been able to continue his suit. Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(m) requires a court to extend time to serve a defendant if the plaintiff can show good cause. Lucky for Corey no harm was done, and maybe we will see him back in court on a later day.

Fahy v. Linden Research, Inc., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 109591

Copyright… by someone else

So, I’ve been SOOO busy that I haven’t had any time to spend either on SL or in private research, but while I was doing some school-sanctioned research, I found a law review about copypright in SL. Check it out here.

Even slower

It’s pretty hard to keep up a legal blog alone, but it’s even more so while writing on law review and taking multiple classes. It becomes nearly impossible when you are having health issues and have recently had a death in the family.

Since I have all of these, I will be taking even longer to update the blog. My apologies, but if you actually liked my blog, simply rss and you will get posts when they come out.

Back in the USA

I’m back in the USA and will soon be putting up all the ‘trip posts’ that I was unable to write because my laptop was broken as I left the country. I have lots of pictures and lots of places to go in SL, so keep an eye out in the coming weeks for those and ohter posts.

London

I don’t like to complain,  so I won’t write about London…when I have access to a better computer,  I will upload some pictures.

Summer Trip

I will be in Europe for the next month, learning some international law. I hope to be able to some interesting things to interpert SL legal topics. Hope you all are having a good summer.

****Update****

I’ve decided that it would be fun to find all the places that I will be going rl in sl and reporting on both as I go. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do.