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A Second Life roadmap: Content-management/Intellectual-property

Linden Lab yesterday published a "Content Management Roadmap" for Second Life, which outlines directions that they'll be taking towards Intellectual Property in future. Why then, you might wonder, is it not called an "Intellectual Property Roadmap"? We think that's because – to the Lab –...

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Taser International vs Linden Lab: Crack Den crackdown

Taser International Inc have filed a lawsuit against Linden Lab (and others, including some present and some departed) staff. We got a hold of the April 17 complaint yesterday, and have been going through it since then. We've got a summary of the complaint and issues for you, but we won't be linking...

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DMCA notices in Second Life: A practical example

Earlier this year, we made a number of attempts to determine how Linden Lab handled DMCA notices on content in their virtual environment, Second Life. Linden Lab declined to answer at the time, however, the owners of a clothing and accessories store ~*Fresh Baked Goods*~ (whom we will call FBG for b...

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Peering Inside: The rights of creators

On 14 November, 2003 Linden Lab caused quite a stir by announcing that users who created or published content via the Second Life service would "retain full intellectual property protection for the digital content they create, including characters, clothing, scripts, textures, objects and designs." ...

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Linden Lab responds to DMCA concerns

After taking a working day to mull over and polish a response, Linden Lab has posted it to their official blog. The net result of the post unfortunately, judging by responses and discussion elsewhere appears to inflame and annoy involved consumers and creators, as users claim that the response is ta...

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Linden Lab's big content takedown

There are widespread reports today that Linden Lab has removed all content from Second Life (from in-world, and from user inventories and object contents) that were the work of a small number of users, apparently over DMCA issues. Hitherto, Linden Lab has a reputation for only taking down specific, ...

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Peering Inside: Linden Lab, the DMCA, and content

Linden Lab reports that it is putting more 'resources' on to DMCA duty to deal with improper duplication of content in Second Life. This would be a significant improvement over reports of one person, not even performing the DMCA processing full-time. We don't think the new people will be full-time e...

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Second Life tool suspended, author blames Linden Lab's DMCA procedures, mentor piracy

Cel Edman (aka Elout de Kok outside of Second Life) has withdrawn his popular, and free displacement map creation tool Sculptypaint for several days citing piracy of the packs of textures that he sells as the root cause, as well as slow and half-hearted response to DMCA notices by Linden Lab. While...

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