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03 December 2009

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This is not very nice:


"I bought an AO hud on Xstreet ( a freebee to be sure) and the next thing that I know, LL is theatening me.

Dear X: Linden Lab has received notification from a copyright owner, or its authorized agent, that you have infringed one or more copyrighted works in the Second Life environment.

The notification identified the following allegedly infringing work(s):
Description of Work(s):[FhangV] AO collection (and all animations within)
Location of Work(s):Your Inventory

Linden Lab respects the rights of both Second Life residents and copyright owners. In compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), 17 U.S.C. § 512, we ask that you remove or disable access to the above-identified work(s) from all locations including your inventory. If you do not do so within two business days, please be aware that Linden Lab intends to expeditiously remove, or disable access to, the allegedly infringing work(s).

If you believe that you did not infringe another’s copyright, or that removal of the above-identified work(s) was by mistake or misidentification, you may have the work(s) reinstated by submitting a sworn counter-notification. To be effective, a counter-notification must be in writing and contain the information identified in our DMCA Policy under the heading “To File A Counter-Notification,” located at [url][/url].

Please be aware that if you submit a counter-notification containing the required information, Linden Lab will forward your counter-notification, including your name, address, telephone number, and any other contact information that you provide, to the copyright claimant. We will also advise the claimant that we will reinstate the removed work(s) in ten (10) business days unless we receive notice that the claimant has filed a court action seeking an order to restrain you from engaging in infringing activity related to the work(s).

Thank you for your cooperation and assistance in this matter. Sincerely, Linden Lab

OK, I deleted the content. My problem is that I bought the damned thing from the "official" online store of Linden Labs. Instead of a threat, perhaps an apology for passing me stolen content would have been more appropriate."

Second Person

"Shouldn't it be as simple as:

1. DMCA filed
2. LL identifies UUID
3. LL deletes all instances of UUID, making a back-up first of all residents with UUID in their inventory with a specific case number as a reference.
4. LL sends email to all residents with UUID in their inventories explaining that the content had to be removed to comply with a DMCA.

Then, depending on the situation:
5a. DMCA is challenged and LL is quickly able to restore the content.
5b. DMCA moves forward and all instances of the UUID are absolutely removed from the grid. You know, the way it's suposed to be.
5c. DMCA is challenged, UUID restored, and later proven; at which time the UUID can be removed again.
5d. DMCA is resolved in the favor of the accused and the content is restored.

LL shouldn't really have any more involvement then that, should they?"

"As was pointed out, it cost me nothing as well. However, if the item did cost a substantial amount of $L, it is my understanding that LL would take a percentage for the sale via Xstreet. In cases like this, what do they do with their profits gained through the sale of stolen content?"


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