It had been promised some time ago, but on the 18th June it finally arrived – if quietly so. Linden Lab now have a web form for submitting IP complaints.
The Lab has always adhered to the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) in matters of users’ Intellectual Property right protections, with that adherence outlined in the Intellectual Property Infringement Notification Policy.
However, one sticking point that has been around for a long time has been the requirement for users to notify the Lab via snail mail or … fax.
The option to file via web form was promised as far back as December 2017 (see: SL Project Updates 49/2: Web User Group), with the hope it would be implemented in early 2018. Needless to say, it has, for assorted reasons, taken a little longer to arrive. However, it will hopefully be greeted positively by those who have been requesting it.
The form can either be accessed from the Intellectual Property Infringement Notification Policy – the link sits within section 1.1 form the policy, immediately above the Lab’s mailing address and fax details. It can also be accessed directly – however, it is always recommended people read the policy in full before submitting a DMCA claim to Linden Lab. The form will replace fax submissions, but I understand filing complaints by regular mail will remain available to those who prefer.
With thanks to Oz Linden.