[opensource-dev] Third party viewer policy

Henri Beauchamp sldev at free.fr
Wed Feb 24 15:34:17 PST 2010

On Wed, 24 Feb 2010 15:21:45 -0600, Soft Linden wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 2:47 PM, Marine Kelley <marinekelley at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > But what I am concerned about is the viewer directory. I see that
> > I need to provide my RL info to list my viewer there, and that this
> > RL info would then be visible to all for liability.
> I'm putting together a list of concerns for more discussion with
> legal; I'll add this to the list.

Greetings Soft,

I fully second Marine on this point, and will even add that as per the
French Law (but also EU, and I think Canada), a company like Linden Lab
is NOT founded in demanding personal data to their user unless it is
strictly impossible for them to provide the service without the said

Since connections to SL, communications between LL and the residents, and
even the third parties viewers code publication are all achieved via
Internet, it should not be required for any developper to provide their
snail mail address like requested in the directory form: it brings nothing
and is not needed to provide the service and/or to trace back the real
person behind the avatar in case of violations (judges can for example
require personal data form the ISPs based on the sole IP used by a person).

As far as I am concerned I will not provide such info to Linden Lab as
I consider it a breach of my privacy (call me paranoid if you want).



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