Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Geekiest lawsuit EVAR

Some dork named Richard Minsky is suing some other dork over a trademark he took out on the word "SLART" in the virtual reality game Second Life. Actually, that's not quite accurate. He's suing the other dork's avatar:
Minsky obtained a U.S. trademark in March 2008, but avatar Victor Vezina began an art gallery called "SLart" in Second Life in 2007.

In a 25-page complaint to the U.S. District Court of New York on March 16, 2008, Minsky's attorney, an avatar called Juris Amat, sent Vezina a "cease and desist" order that he failed to respond to, the newspaper said.
I'm no legal scholar, but I'm pretty sure that when your virtual lawyer sends a virtual cease and desist order to your virtual antagonist, some guy automatically is sent to your mom's basement to give you a real-life wedgie. Yeah, that's the way I'm pretty sure the law works.

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