There’s an interesting article on Wired called “Second Life Will Save Copyright” (Link). I’ve been working on a rather long post for a while and this piece touches on some thoughts I’ve been having in regards to Second Life (and virtual worlds in general), intellectual property, and community enforcement. Among other things. Definitely worth taking a few moments to read.
You might also want to stop by Jamais Cascio’s “Open the Future” blog (Link) to follow some of his outsider thoughts on the subject (Link 1, Link 2).
Lastly, for reference, you can check out a series of links on the Second Life event that prompted all this discussion in an entry I posted earlier (reLink).