Eros, the maker of the Second Life sex bed, sued the avatar Volkov Catteneo for illegally copying and selling unlicensed copies of the sex bed, thereby infringement the intellectual property of Eros. After serving subpoenas on PayPal, Linden Labs, Charter Communications and AT&T, Volkov was determined to be Robert Leatherwood. The case, filed in the Middle District of Florida (case 8:07-cv-1158-T-24TGW), was recently settled by the parties. The settlement should be finalized soon, and the terms include a provision that Leatherwood will not do any more copying.

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