Above: Ozimal's Candy Cerveau and Mr Malkavyn Eldrich
Aki Shichiroji*, owner of Akimeta, the co-filer in the lawsuit against Ozimals which led to the closing of the popular virtual animal brand in Second Life, confirmed to me by e-mail that she's the author of a long statement recently posted online, defending the legal action taken by her and Neobokrug Elytis:
"I can confirm that's me in that document," she told me. She went to express regret for the thousands of Ozimals owners now struggling to keep their virtual creatures virtually alive:
She left it at that and referred me to her lawyer for further questions. I'm still trying to connect with Malkavyn Eldritch and Candy Cerveau for their own comment, and will update this post when I do.
*By the way, if you've noticed I'm only referring to all the parties involved by their avatar name even though this story is about a real life legal dispute, there's a very good reason for that: My impression is they are now targets of enormous outrage among Ozimals owners and supporters, and I'd rather not encourage any more real life harassment and doxing than is already likely happening. That in mind, please refer to NWN's Comments policy before commenting below.