11/18/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Second Life Sex Lawsuit: Linden Lab Targeted For Allowing Ripped-Off Sex Toys

Raising the stakes on a two-year-old intellectual property controversy in Second Life, a popular seller of online adult novelties filed a federal copyright- and trademark-infringement lawsuit against Linden Lab this week. The suit claims that Linden looks the other way, while virtual residents rip off the SexGen product line, which includes specially programmed beds, rugs, sofas and even a coffin that enable consenting avatars to engage in virtual sex acts.