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UK virtual worlds writer, Tim Guest, dead at 34

UK virtual worlds journalist and best-selling author, Tim Guest (also known as Errol Mysterio in Second Life) passed away last week at the untimely age of 34. Only recently married late last year, his wife found him dead of apparent heart-failure late last week. Guest's work in UK journalism and...

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Peering Inside: Pleading the fifth

As you are probably already aware, Linden Lab have suddenly decided to take an active role in the Second Life fifth anniversary this year, overriding the organizing committee and excluding a number of the invited communities from presentation this year. Decisions, ultimately, get made because they...

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Wonderland creator promoting new grid

Lalinda Lovell, the person behind the Wonderland site that was the focus of the Sky News virtual child sex scandal is apparently promoting a new grid, called litesim. The server software apparently is under development and due to be released under GPL Free Software licenses at some future date, so...

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The Sky News debate: Do real world rules apply here?

Sitting in the Sky News venue, waiting for the debate, I'm struck by the number of child avatars in attendance in this packed house. I expected the audience to contain at least a few of them. Maybe as many as a quarter. Most of the avatars represented however are child avatars. Maybe some people...

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Linden Lab responds to Sky News, holds the line

Linden Lab has responded to the recent Sky News/Five News report on sexual ageplay between adults in Second Life with a formal statement. In it, Linden Lab continues to hold a strong position against such content -- although, we think the statement itself would carry far weight if it were not...

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Sky News targets sexual ageplay in Second Life again

Sky's Five News reporter Jason Farrell who broke the Wonderland Scandal last year, has been back in Second Life with a young girl avatar, and hooked up with an adult avatar for sex at another site created by the creators of the now-removed Wonderland. Second Life users had previously complained...

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Second Life "Wonderland" scandal hits mainstream media

UK media outlets are blowing up with stories of "Wonderland", a virtual playground in Second Life where Ageplay is the go. Sister-site Second Life Insider has been following the various stages of this story over the last day, including its growing coverage by mainstream press and the reply from SL...

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