Koinup Adds Printed Screenshot Service for Buying & Selling RL Copies of Virtual World Screenshots
Here's a new service in Beta from Koinup which enables members of the virtual world-based social network to buy and sell real world printed copies of screenshots they've taken, and while I'm pretty biased (Koinup is former sponsor to this blog), I think it's a great idea. If you enjoy creating beautiful screenshots for Second Life, OpenSim, and other worlds, you can send your images to Bigoom, the service which handles the printing and shipping, and make money by selling them. If you like virtual world screenshots (and who doesn't), here's a place to buy them as hardcopies you can frame and hang on the wall. I just got a beautifully printed copy of this screenshot by Annie Klavinham (above) sent from Italy in a nice poster tube delivered in days to my San Francisco apartment.
Go here to read more about Koinup's service. If I'm reading the details right, this might enable Koinup users to print and sell screenshots from games like World of Warcraft and The Sims, which don't have the same user-created IP rights policy as Second Life/OpenSim, so that may be an issue. But that aside, I definitely think this could be fun service for SLers to play with.