[opensource-dev] TPV Policy makes Secondlife *content* incompatible with CC-SA licenses

Jason Giglio gigstaggart at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 20:28:21 PST 2010

Tigro Spottystripes wrote:
> if it's just about copying and modification, but not use, then how come
> we can't use, say a texture, without explicit permission from the
> creator under the risk of being prosecuted for copyright infringement?

With textures and prims in SL, "use" is inherently also distribution.
When a viewer comes within range, textures and prims are distributed
automatically to that viewer.

In US law Title 17 chapter 1 section 106 gives 6 enumerated exclusive
rights. In short, they are reproduction, modification, distribution,
public performance, public display, and digital audio transmission.

In the digital realm these generally boil down to "copying/distribution
and modification".

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