Friday, April 06, 2007

FBI in Second Life

FBI investigators have been snooping around Second Life's virtual casinos while the US government has not yet decided on the legality of virtual gambling... an addictive conundrum:

We have invited the FBI several times to take a look around in Second Life and raise any concerns they would like, and we know of at least one instance that federal agents did look around in a virtual casino," said Ginsu Yoon, Linden Lab's vice president for business affairs.

Second Life is a popular online virtual world with millions of registered users and its own economy and currency, known as the Linden dollar, which can be exchanged for real US dollars. Yoon said the company was seeking guidance on virtual gambling activity in Second Life but had not yet received clear rules from US authorities.

Read more over at NewScientistTech

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