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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Avatar Portability Needed

From BusinessWeek:

Something as simple as taking your avatar from one Web site to another requires the back-end technology of different sites to communicate in a lingua franca. And portable avatars raise a host of legal considerations about who owns them once they're on the move--the user or the companies that own the originating site.

"It may make sense not to move the whole avatar, but just the important characteristics," says Sandy Kearney, IBM's global head of 3D Internet.