Virtual Reality: A Modern Legal Crucible

Law360, New York (March 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The popularity of virtual worlds such as Second Life is firmly on the rise, causing many legal issues, esoteric and long dormant, to become ripe for analysis.

* The “In” World *

From its inception in the early 1980s until very recently, Virtual Reality (VR) had largely failed to gain widespread consumer acceptance, despite the often religious enthusiasm of its proponents. The hype gap has begun to narrow, however, with the advent of Second Life, a truly groundbreaking VR system operated by Linden Lab of San...
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