Virtual Land Dispute Leads To Real World Lawsuit

Video Game Law Blog

May 19, 2006

A subscriber to the popular Second Life video game has filed a lawsuit in Pennsylvania seeking financial damages against the video game's publisher, Linden Research Inc., citing a breach of a virtual land auction contract and also for violations of the Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law.   

Marc Bragg had invested thousands of real world dollars to purchase virtual land in an online auction, only to find that his account had been terminated without explanation. When his calls to customer service and to Linden's legal counsel went unanswered, he sought relief in the real world courts.

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