Renderosity Bans Its Products from Second Life -- Concern Over Linden Lab's New Draconian ToS Continues
Right now if you go to the front page of Renderosity, which is an extremely popular community site/online store for graphics content creators, you'll see the latest fallout over Linden Lab's new draconian Terms of Service:
Full announcement from Renderosity here. Now that Linden Lab's new Terms of Service includes wording which claims rights over "all or any portion of your User Content (and derivative works thereof), for any purpose whatsoever in all formats", Renderosity managers have rendered this decision:
"Given Second Life’s new TOS, any Renderosity product uploaded there (even for personal use) is in violation of our license because their TOS is ‘transferring’ the rights [to] them. This is a very disturbing TOS for the rights of anyone uploading items to use on Second Life."
This is the second large content creation site to make a statement like this -- CGTextures did so a couple weeks ago. This speaks to the fact that content creators in Second Life are a significant part of the online content creation community in general. So despite Linden Lab's insistence that they respect the rights of content creators, the negative reaction continues to ripple outward, far beyond the Second Life user base.
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