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Amanda Dallin

The fact that it was virtual land was meaningless. He was selling an investment in his business.

Chuck Baggett

In " it looks like the clincher here was the virtual land scam per se," you left out "not". It should be
" it looks like the clincher here was not the virtual land scam per se,"

Lindal Kidd

The Indiana authorities don't know what they are talking about. Second Life "land" is not real estate at all, it's the rental of server space.

Which is not to say that the man's scam wasn't a scam. It just wasn't a LAND scam.

Amanda Dallin

The Indiana Secretary of State's page says that land in SL is server space.

"The game Second Life appears as virtual land. As explained in its advertising, Second Life virtual land is like a 3D website: a blank space where you can make anything happen and it is accessible 24/7 by other players. Players can purchase, develop and sell the land to other players. Although it appears as land, this virtual land is actually storage space on a server."

The issue wasn't land it was the selling of an "investment product" without a license. He also did not use the investment in the manner he agreed too. The fact that SL was involved was really incidental. If he lived in another country rather than another state then it would be much more difficult to bring charges but the amount of money involved could be enough they would seek extradition.

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