Second Life university campus erased because of poor behaviour

July 9, 2007

Woodbury University’s virtual campus has been exiled from Second Life.  Linden Lab, the company behind SL, deleted Woodbury from the virtual universe after warnings regarding disruptive and hostile digital characters were ignored. Characters affiliated with Woodbury have been accused of launching attacks against other SL “islands” or communities, as well as exhibiting racist and harassing behaviours.  Users agree to a statement saying “they will not act in a defamatory, vulgar, or harassing manner, nor damage digital property or computers.”  Although the network is completely virtual, property (such as Woodbury’s island) and other assets are purchased with real money.  The Chronicle of Higher Education (Subscription Required)