[opensource-dev] FAQ posted for Third Party Viewer Policy

Joe Linden joe at lindenlab.com
Sun Feb 28 18:08:14 PST 2010


Ann,

I'll let the text from the policy speak for itself on this question: "You
must not use or provide any functionality that Linden Lab’s viewers do not
have for exporting content from Second Life unless the functionality
verifies that the content to be exported was created by the Second Life user
who is using the Third-Party Viewer."

-- joe

On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 5:50 PM, Ann Otoole <missannotoole at yahoo.com> wrote:

>
> Since Joe Linden is reading and participating I must ask if LL will be
> correcting their viewers' non compliance by implementing creator only
> controls on full permissions texture save to disk or just removing the
> feature since the creator already has the texture on disk? Because if LL
> leaves it in then that constitutes export of full permissions textures
> regardless of creator which means full permissions exports should be
> allowed. Given Linden Lab is in an odd position to be making licenses for
> the artists like that I am curious. Which will it be? Is LL going to get
> into compliance with their own TOS or change the TOS? Oh and what about
> snapshots and machinima since there might be licensing issues if content not
> created by the filmer/photographer is in view?
>
>
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