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Thursday, April 29, 2021

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Adeon Writer

Anyone who cares about the environment should be against not only NFT’s but crypto in its entirety. Determining worth based on the amount of wasted resources used can do nothing good.

Wagner James Au

There are NFTs that use a proof-of-stake blockchain that don't have the same environmental issues:

https://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2021/03/nettrice-gaskins-afrofuturist-nft-tezos-blockchain-tupac-deep-dream-art.html

Joey1058

The thought has crossed my mind. Not only images from SL, but from IMVU as well. I would attempt to do my own art, but some of that stuff wouldn't hold up against a kindergartener's refrigerator scribble. As I'm not likely willing to hunt down weeks worth of legal sign-offs, I think I'll pass.

irihapeti

Hamlet wrote: "However, if the screenshot depicts any SL content created by other users, you must technically get their permission to depict it."

the Second Life Terms of Service opts us in to granting a license to other users to take and distribute snapshots of our stuff:

"2.5 You also grant Linden Lab and other users of the Service a license to use your Content in snapshots and machinima that is displayed in publicly accessible areas of the Service.

You agree that by uploading, publishing, or submitting any Content to or through the Servers for display in any publicly accessible area of the Service, you hereby grant other users a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to photograph, capture an image of, film, and record a video of the Content, and to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the resulting photograph, image, film, or video in any current or future media as provided in and subject to the restrictions and requirements of an applicable Product Policy or other policy. The foregoing license is referred to as the "Snapshot and Machinima Content License."

we have to opt out of this auto-opt in: "... subject to the restrictions and requirements of an applicable Product Policy or other policy."

we can opt by publishing an applicable policy notice on our products, our profile or in the covenant of our parcel. The Snapshot and Machinima Policy addresses the parcel covenant notice specifically:

"(a) 1: For Snapshots, check whether the covenant for the land prohibits snapshots. If it does, then you need special permission from the land owner to take the snapshot. If it allows snapshots or doesn’t address them, then you do not need special permission from the land owner as long as you comply with any terms that may be in the covenant."

Wagner James Au

Hmm good point, that's a relatively new addition that I missed. But I'm super skeptical if it would stand up in court. I'll do an update though, thanks!

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