Update March 17th: The transcripts and audio of the presentations made by Tim and Agenda are now available.
On October 19th, 2013, Agenda Faromet and Tim Faith (SL: Yoss Kamachi), both real world lawyers, held an in-world legal panel (together with lawyer Juris Amat) to discuss the August 2013 changes to Linden Lab’s Terms of Service and matters of fair use, copyright and the Internet.
The event was well attended, and saw a host of questions asked, and not a few misconceptions dealt with.
Now Agenda and Tim are to reconvene for a meeting in a similar vein, marking their coverage of fair usage rights whichis also liable to be of interest to SL content creators (this particular meeting last having been held in February 2013). This will take place at the Justitia Legal Resource Village from 10:00 SLT on Saturday, March 1st.
Agenda comments on the meeting, saying:
We did this last year and it was really successful, so Tim and I are doing it again this year. Are you interested in learning more about what we mean when we talk about “fair use”? Would you like to hear some actual lawyers talk about what it really means, what the current state of the law is, and how it applies to content creation and use in SL?
Of course you would.
So if you’re still confused or concerned about things like the Terms of Service, IP rights and fair use, make a note in your diary and pop along!
For those who missed the ToS discussion panel, and wish to catch-up with what was discussed in that forum and perhaps formulate questions based on that, you can find the relevant information by following these links:
- ToS changes: legal panel transcripts – this blog
- ToS changes: legal panel audio recording and notes – this blog
- ToS changes: legal panel video of proceedings – LaPiscean Liberty, You Tube
- Terms of Service articles in this blog
With thanks to Vaki / Agenda.