[opensource-dev] Viewers in the directory are being impersonated already

Ron Festa overdrive at dceo.rutgers.edu
Tue Apr 13 11:29:33 PDT 2010


That is correct. Phillip Linden made the same arguments when he was still
CEO/President of the Lab when people like Prokofy cried and demanded LL take
action to proactively prevent criminal activity on the grid especially when
it involves IP rights. Its a truth that Phillip recognized that authority
figures like Linden Lab can only *react to criminal activity as it happens
and its impossible to truly prevent it.*

The TPVP is more or less an example of a clear cut distinction between M's
and Phillip's management styles.

Ron Festa
Virtual Worlds Admin
Division of Continuing Studies at Rutgers University
PGP key: http://bit.ly/b1ZyhY
Phone: 732-474-8583


On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 2:06 PM, Erik Anderson <
erikba at odysseus.anderson.name> wrote:

> I've heard Linden Labs make this exact same argument multiple times in the
> past in response to resident reaction over this, so I'm fairly sure that
> they are very fully aware of this fact.
>
> 2010/4/13 Ron Festa <overdrive at dceo.rutgers.edu>
>
> Whether or not these tools are long term effective is irrelevant. The fact
>> these tools exist is simply the point Dale was trying to make. The whole
>> TPVP is a "Feel Good" Policy to delude residents into believing Linden Lab
>> can prevent the criminal element from having the tools to grief or violate
>> IP/CopyRight and keep them out. Despite the fact copybot and proxy hacks
>> like God Mode have been around longer then the OS viewer, many residents
>> blame the OS viewer for making such acts possible which all of us old timers
>> who paid attention and all of us OS developers/contributors know isn't the
>> case. As Real Life has proven over and over again, no Law or Policy will
>> prevent criminals from obtaining the tools they need to commit crime and
>> only hurt legitimate residents in the end.
>>
>> Ron Festa
>> Virtual Worlds Admin
>> Division of Continuing Studies at Rutgers University
>> PGP key: http://bit.ly/b1ZyhY
>> Phone: 732-474-8583
>>
>>
>
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