[opensource-dev] impending lawsuit?

Carlo Wood carlo at alinoe.com
Wed Apr 14 05:00:58 PDT 2010

This guy really filed a lawsuit.

Such people exist, ... one of the reasons I REALLY don't want to work
on a SL viewer when there is a TOS that says I'm responsible and
liable for any damages done as a result of using that viewer.

On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 10:28:55AM +0200, Lance Corrimal wrote:
> Hey all,
> just got this notecard inworld:
> "Hello.
> You are reading this because you were listed in a lawsuit by Belial Foulsbane 
> and Scarlett Vielle.   
> Somehow you are a victim of his False DMCA claims, and his ongoing effort to 
> manipulate LL into killing off his competition for the "Emerald Speed Rez".
> If you would like to join the defendants against this paperwork-greifer in a 
> counter lawsuit please contact me with your SL name and anything else at 
> primeinx at gmail.com
> Do not be scared
> 1)  Scarlett Vielle claimed that they automaticly had a protected copyright 
> from the moment they made anything.
> (The US copyright office is not aware of every creation in SL, does not issue 
> free copyrights, and does not issue anything without a proper filing)
> 2)  There is no copyright registered in the united states:
> http://cocatalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=First
> 3)  Linden Labs cannot be sued.  Yet he filed against them.
> 4) The judges signature on his legal papers he faxed to LL is blank.
> 5)  He cannot copyright the word "Emerald" for the same reason he cannot 
> copyright the word "SecondLife" or "Microsoft".
> He is a paperwork bully filing false DMCA claims as you know.
> If you have any ideas to stop this madman, do please share them.
> Lets create a group and fight him off shall we?
> zFire"
> ... is that guy out of his mind?
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Carlo Wood <carlo at alinoe.com>

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