Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Tossing Around the TOS

The new TOS has been tossed around all over the grid and blogs lately, and for good reason..... 

"2.3 You grant Linden Lab certain licenses to your User Content.
[..]you agree to grant to Linden Lab, the non-exclusive, unrestricted, unconditional, unlimited, worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, and cost-free right and license to use, copy, record, distribute, reproduce, disclose, sell, re-sell, sublicense (through multiple levels), modify, display, publicly perform, transmit, publish, broadcast, translate, make derivative works of, and otherwise exploit in any manner whatsoever, all or any portion of your User Content (and derivative works thereof), for any purpose whatsoever in all formats, on or through any media, software, formula, or medium now known or hereafter developed, and with any technology or devices now known or hereafter developed, and to advertise, market, and promote the same. You agree that the license includes the right to copy, analyze and use any of your Content as Linden Lab may deem necessary or desirable for purposes of debugging, testing, or providing support or development services in connection with the Service and future improvements to the Service.[..]."

So much for MY pictures, MY machinima, even MY table... and so much for YOUR amazing builds, clothes, animations ... any product. .... read more here: http://cityofnidus.blogspot.se/2013/09/your-world-your-imagination.html

But not to be an alarmist, I'm just sitting here trying to absorb it all and ponder how it "could" affect me at some point.  I'm not sure.  But for others it could be a bigger issue.  Just a thought.

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