And boy oh boy have I got a bone to pick.
You see I’ve been hearing this same old argument back and forth and back and forth between content creators for too long that I just ain’t really wanting to take any notice of them. You know what it sounds like to me? Children playing squabble in the yard over some wooden stick they found and I keep hearing them yellin’ while I’m trying to watch me dam TV.
So when it comes to Second Life I tend to ignore it and I purchase whatever plane I dam well please thank you very much.
As long as the Linden Lab employees are allowing said content to exist in Second Life and no real world company has filed a DMCA, then no other person within Second Life has any business or right to harass the people providing these models.
It is not any other person’s job to police the Second Life grid unless they were hired by Linden Lab to do so.
One message that I have heard repeatedly and agree with in this debate.
I do not purchase content or visit the establishment of the people causing this drama and I warn others to do the same, how dare they tell me how I should be havin’ fun. You get me?
Now Second Life is a place for people like me to come kick back and relax and I don’t care about no-ones pathetic child-like squabbles. If that is too much for you then go ahead and click that big X at the top right of the screen and leave us good folk to our business.
This is the typical sort of comment I get every time I post something. Though I’ve made Terry and his complaint up; his argument is almost word for word for the countless number of comments, notecards and IM’s I get on a daily basis, most of them get cleaned up and deleted by the spam filter, which I’ve set to catch posts like this, not because they are spam but because they are the biggest load of Horse Shit ever conceived.
Allow me to explain.
Firstly if you take the time out to read something and the comment on it don’t give me that bullshit that you’re doing it because you don’t care, you spent time thinking those words (I hope) and possibly even longer typing them, that requires effort and not caring about something does not translate into effort. It starts with you ignoring the one notice I put out every week or so in the one group I post in, which is one of the least difficult things you can do.
I mean I’m just grasping at straws here but one would assume that my one single notice is easier to ignore that the hundreds of Hanger rental notices that pour out of every Aviation themed group every day. Which most people seem to be completely unphased by, unless of course these same people respond in IM’s and notecards in the same manner of:
I am but a simple man and I simply cannot adhere to the sheer vast scale of such deals on yonder hanger rentals to which you offer me. Please desist.
My sociology friends tell me it has something to do with humanities constant need to seek approval from others, which is why we spend hours taking pictures of our food and uploading them to freindface or bookfreind or whatever it’s called. I’m not so convinced but really this is all distracting us from the elephant in the room. And that is this:
What kind of fucked up bullshit logic are you fucking using here?
Oh I’m ‘sorry’ that the protests of a few Aviation Builders trying to protect their livelihood is such a major inconvenience for you that you have to suffer actually noticing it but are you seriously claiming the moral high ground by blockading them? Are are you genuinely in the smug belief that “for ethical reasons” you wont buy nor support the products, services nor regions of those “causing the drama” but feel free to support the guy they are protesting against, who is unapologetically trying to destroy their businesses BY BREAKING THE LAW. And don’t give me that “well if it’s on the Grid then Linden labs must approve of it” Bullcrap, you know what else is on the Grid? Greifer weapons, graphics crashers, sim crashers, hacking tools and kiddie porn, you want to sit there and tell me that Linden Labs personally approves all of those. Course they don’t because that’s not how it fucking works and you know it.
What we have here is a situation where supporters of the builders who have been ousted as illegally downloading and selling products that they stole cannot physically justify their actions in a morally pleasing way. They like what they bought and they don’t want to give it up just because it’s illegal, but that’s not a good cause that’s a selfish cause, so instead those protesting illegal downloads must be demonised as much as possible and the justification for why gets increasingly more bizarre and bullshit as the argument goes on to the point where any mention that content theft is a ‘bad thing’ is seen as victimisation of the ‘poor innocent’ downloaders who are ‘just trying to make a living among all the hate and drama’ and the witch-hunt begins.
No seriously, fuck off you selfish self-centred asshole.
And another thing. Dani DOES have a DMCA against him, several in fact. This is why his Commander is no longer on the market. The Phenom is also under protest and thus why it was briefly removed from marketplace. It’s back because Dani put in a counter-claim so it has to be settled in court. An American Copyright court to be exact which has a three year waiting list. The company claiming copyright is based in Chile, Dani is Brazilian. So it’s a non-american vs a non-american regarding virtual property. Not a case that’s got priority so we could be talking up to six years before it’s resolved.
I also have a copy of that DMCA as well as LL’s acceptance of it and Dani’s counter claim. I may publish if requested.