On Saturday August 2nd, 2014, Agenda Faromet, an attorney specialising in privacy and Internet law operating out of San Francisco, and a member of the SL Bar Association, gave a dual presentation on the recent (July 2014) changes to Section 2.3 of Linden Lab’s Terms of Service and on the changes to the Lab’s policy on Skill Gaming in Second Life, which are due to come into effect from September 1st.
In all, the session ran to over an hour and a half, with Agenda initially covering the ToS Section 2.3 updates and dealing with questions relating to that, before moving on to the changes to the Skill gaming policy, and then addressing questions arising from that.
The following is a transcript of the core of the presentation, split into two parts for ease of reference. Audio recordings are provided, and there will hopefully be a video of proceedings in due course. With reference to the audio recordings provided here, please note:
- The audio has been edited to remove pauses. repetition or asides, in order to better match the text transcript and allow those who wish to listen as they read
- There has been no intentional altering of anything said during the presentation and Q&A session, nor has the context of the presentation or answers been altered in any way, other than questions asked in text being the placed within the transcript at the point where they are answered (when compared to chat logs of the event), again for better context
- Only those questions asked in text which were directly addressed by Agenda have been included in the transcript in order to maintain context with the audio recordings.
The two parts of the transcript, with their associated audio recordings, can be found as follows:
The following links may also be of assistance (will open in new tabs, and are repeated on the relevant pages above):
Terms of Service:
- Linden Lab Official: Second Life Skill Gaming Policy
- Second Life Skill Gaming Approved Participants wiki page
- Skill Gaming FAQ
- Skill Gaming forum thread