Posted Thu, May 18, 2006 by Awenyddion
It was bound to happen somewhere and sometime. It has. Marc Bragg, a lawyer of West Chester, PA is suing Linden Lab for the sum of $8,000 US.
Bragg claims Linden Lab froze his account after a land deal went bad. The attorney said he found a legitimate way to purchase land at prices far below market rates, using an online auction on the Second Life website.
Bragg v. Linden Research, a civil complaint filed May 1 in West Chester's local district court, charges that Linden Lab "breached an auction contract by allowing the land to auction, accepting online payment, and then suspending plaintiff's account."
You can read the entire story at Wired Now, for the big question. Should Linden Labs be held responsible for this? Does this open up a whole new can of worms for other companies like SOE who allow RMT within some of their games? Tell me what you think.