[SLED] Are Lindens real money?

Birdie Newborn birdie.newborn at gmail.com
Fri Jul 13 00:18:24 PDT 2007


I think that gets into the question of who can mint money. If Linden Lab,
then maybe Simon Johnson down the block...

On 7/12/07, Dirk DaSilva <dds at venuma.com> wrote:
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> Lindens in SL feel like Lira feel in during a vacation in Italy.
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> L$ are widely accepted in a community of millions.
> L$ can be used to purchase virtual goods and real services.
> L$ can be exchanged against other currencies.
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> Seems indistinguishable from a currency to me.
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> I don't understand this argument that "Lindens are not real money".
> Perhaps somebody with a deeper understanding can explain?
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> On Jul 12, 2007, at 1:50 PM, Kahler, Scott wrote:
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> In the video, the last point the "defending lawyer" made was that an
> infringement must have an effect on the US Economy. He also made the point
> that Lindens are not real money. Which they are not. The Lindens made it
> very clear that the Linden dollar is not a currency. While I agree with the
> IP rights, The case belongs in Second Life.
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