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Thursday, June 27, 2013

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Ghosty Kips

No legal expert needed to know what when those lindens are cashed out, LL will be taking it's cut.

Damien Fate

That's pretty funny, not only can LL basically PRINT that money, they stand to earn about $8k back when it's cashed out.

joker

a casino giving back chips.....lol.

Nettrice

This is the reason I left Second Life for good two years ago.

Wolf Baginski

It's tricky, but I would not be surprised to see a change in the wording of the TOS. I think the basic principle is likely common to Europe: if you deposit money with a company for future purchases, there are legal constraints on what they can do if they don't want you as a customer. At one extreme you are likely to be an unsecured creditor in bankruptcy proceedings, and get sod all. At the other, you get a refund.

What's different are the virtual goods, bought through Linden Labs but not from Linden Labs, and only usable in the Linden Labs sandbox.

The devil is in the details.

Arcadia Codesmith

It looks like a small victory for virtual property rights.

I guess I should join the class and get my $3 in tokens. That's adequate compensation... for about 3 minutes of the hundreds of hours I spent creating what was in my inventory when they wiped it.

David Cartier

My question would be: How do I join Subclass A? Linden Lab deleted my CHARTER membership and huge inventory because of some stupid billing error while I was away in Southeast Asia. I suppose I should be happy that I was able to get the name back. But I'm not.

Pussycat Catnap

I suspect what they got back was an estimate of the value of their holdings in SL when they were banned.

The precedent that would set IF it had been a trial verdict would be such bannings requiring buying out the person's inworld content.

So I suspect a TOS change to make sure no such payout is ever required. I think one already exists (not sure), and if so would imply these folks were banned before it came to be.

As a settlement it sets no precedent. But it can get your legal department to start looking over your terms sheet... :)

Connie Arida

I somehow doubt a TOS written by any company would override state statutes as regards consumer law.

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