Second Life Sex Bed Thief Gets Sued
A bed which allows residents of the virtual world Second Life to have sex is at the centre of the first known case to be brought in virtual copyright.
A Florida-based businessman who sells the bed inside Second Life claims another man has copied his creation, and is now bringing an action against his competitor in the real world, even though the bed is not real.
Kevin Alderman runs a company called Eros LLC, which makes adult entertainment goods.
One of Eros's most popular products is a piece of virtual furniture called the SexGen bed, which allows users of Second Life to have their online characters - known as avatars - interact intimately with one another.
Source: Times Online