04-22-2011 10:00 AM
What is the Policy when Staging a home, product, or item for a photo shoot for a Market Place listing?
When staging a Home for a photo shoot, can items (furnishings) purchased in SL be used to decorate the home and be included in the photo that will be displayed at MP? Is Permission from the original creator required?
Do all the items being used as Props need to be full permissions?
04-22-2011 12:46 PM - edited 04-22-2011 12:48 PM
I don't know what the policy is but from someone who has sold allot of prefabs and built over 100 custom sims, my work has appeared in allot of places without my consent. From other players sales advertising, to in-world publications, to machinima, to an episode of The Office on NBC to Linden Labs advertising for SL. Regarding LL I thought I might be able to get some free tier out of them so I contacted them in 2009 and asked them to remove the offending image from their website or to compensate me fairly for my contribution. Their answer was basically All Your Base Are Belong To Us.
Regarding anyone else using my content to help advertise their own....I don't mind at all. It's all free advertising for me and extra bonus if they make the effort to cedit me for it.
04-22-2011 02:50 PM
Interesting what time will tell, I know a Residents who has that phrase All Your Base Are Belong To Us (something like that) in one of the groups he founded. Learn something everyday. ty
I will look for your store and see what I could use. Creating a professional setting is a lot of work. I would list the names or stores of the Creators for any items included in the photo.
04-22-2011 03:06 PM - edited 04-23-2011 06:04 AM
There are two articles on TOS about this:
7.3 You grant certain Content licenses to users of Second Life by submitting your Content to publicly accessible areas of the Service.
You agree that by uploading, publishing, or submitting any Content to any publicly accessible areas of the Service, you hereby grant each user of Second Life a non-exclusive license to access the User Content through the Service, and to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the Content In-World or otherwise on the Service solely as permitted by you through your interactions with the Service under these Terms of Service. This license is referred to as the "User Content License," and the Content being licensed is referred to as "User Content."
"Publicly accessible" areas of the Service are those areas that are accessible to other users of Second Life. If you do not wish to grant users of Second Life a User Content License, you agree that it is your obligation to avoid displaying or making available your Content to other users. For example, you may use Virtual Land tools to limit or restrict other users' access to your Virtual Land and thus the Content on your Virtual Land.
"Your interactions with the Service" may include use of the Second Life permissions system and the copy, modify, and transfer settings for indicating how other users may use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, or perform your Content In-World subject to these Terms of Service. Any agreement you make with other users relating to use or access to your Content must be consistent with these Terms of Service, and no such agreement can abrogate, nullify, void or modify these Terms of Service.
You acknowledge that when you receive a User Content License you receive only licensing and use rights: You therefore do not acquire ownership of any copies of the Content, or transfer of any copyright or other Intellectual Property Rights in the Content. You acknowledge that with respect to the use of the words "Buy" and "Sell" as used in this Agreement and throughout the Service in the context of User Content: (a) the term "Sell" means "to grant a User Content License in exchange for Linden dollars or other consideration in accordance with the Terms of Service," (b) the term "Buy" or "Purchase" means "to receive a User Content License in exchange for Linden dollars or other consideration in accordance with the Terms of Service," and (c) the terms "Buyer," "Seller," "Sale" and "Purchaser" and similar terms have corresponding meanings to their root terms. This includes User Content that may be Bought or Sold on the Second Life Marketplace web site.
7.4 You also grant Linden Lab and other users of Second Life a license to use in snapshots and machinima your Content that is displayed In-World 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-World in any publicly accessible area of the Service, you hereby grant each user of Second Life and Linden Lab 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 our Snapshot and Machinima Policy. The foregoing license is referred to as the "Snapshot and Machinima Content License."
If you do not wish to grant users of Second Life a Snapshot and Machinima Content License, you agree that it is your obligation to avoid displaying or making available your Content to other users. For example, you may use Virtual Land tools to limit or restrict other users' access to your Virtual Land and thus the Content on your Virtual Land.
So basicly yes: you can use works of other creators as props for your productpic. They don't need to be full perms.
You already have the permission from the original creator, because the creator had to agree on the TOS to be able to upload things to SL.
But for your customer it must be clear what is and what isn't included in the product. So somehow in productdescription you must tell them what it is exactly that they are buying.
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