Monday, August 20, 2007

How would the Singapore regulatory framework treat Eros LLC?

Day 1 of State of Play Conference.

Interestingly the latest case reported of the synthetic worlds is the case of EROS LLC suing Volkov Catteneo” who broke the sex program’s copy protection and sold unauthorized copies. So naturally Alderman (owner of ErosLLC) filed a civil lawsuit in U.S. District Court (real court not Second Life court) in Tampa, Fla., last month for the alleged copyright breach.

For me, the interesting question is not about copyrightability of the software but whether national regulatory controls over pornography would treat the Eros programme itself as prohibited material. In the Singapore Films Act, Films includes videos games. Question is - whether this is a game?

Please be aware that the YouTube video may offend as it has images of nude avatars.


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