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A case rattling around Florida and blogs that geeky-legally types hang out in concerns the right of an alleged drunk driver to have their legal team examine the code running the sample analyzer that the police use.
Jump cut to MMOs and a time where the whole virtual money / ‘real’ money distinction is long gone and we just see in-game transactions as transactions.
Now we’ve got all kinds of possible claim and counter claim resting on code. The service provider might disclaim away but what if I take out a civil action against someone for something or other and it comes does to whether something is or is not technically possible, so are legal teams say fine, lets settle this geek-2-geek, show us the code.
- is this feasible?
- who exactly are they going to get to understand the code?
- what if it happened 6 months later, are they going to roll the code back, do patches become legal documents?
- how long exactly is it going to take to understand the code?
Though I do see an interesting line in expert witness work here.