Second Life name: Juris Amat
Email address: Legal@vipo-online.org
Berne Convention, RAM copying theory, DMCA, domestic and international trademarks.
Object permissions: Object permissions allow users to control the use of virtual objects through Digital Rights Management (DRM).
Do object permissions grant other users a limited license to the work?
Most likely yes with regard to those allowed permissions, but note that object permissions could be supplanted with a license to restricts use beyond the permissions.
Take Away: Register your trademarks!
This was a good presentation in a typical CLE style with a lot of practical advice. The post mortem devolved a bit into a creator v. contractor rights debate. If you are interested in work for hire and copyright, check out U.S. Supreme Court. Commun. for Non-Violence v. Reid, 490 U.S. 730 (1989).