Quadrille - 8:22 am on Jun 1, 2010 (gmt 0)
Hundreds of thousands of web sites use avatars on a daily basis; cite one example of a legal problem - this is another sad, desperate attempt to cling to the past.
If you don't like avatars, don't use them; choose not to see them.
But please don't make them out to be evil, because they ain't. They are simply monsters under the bed, creatures of your worst nightmares. And the solution? Ignore them, and suddenly they're harmless. Honest!