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Not necessarily...

 

http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Linden_Lab_Official:Snapshot_and_machinima_policy:

2. A License To Use. You may use the resulting snapshot or machinima within or outside of Second Life in any current or future media.

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(b) Avatar Consent for Machinima.

For machinima, you must have the consent of all Residents whose avatars or Second Life names are featured or recognizable in the machinima. This includes avatars who are featured in a shot, avatars whose names are legible, and avatars whose appearance is sufficiently distinctive that they are recognizable by members of the Second Life community. Consent is not required if an avatar is not recognizable and is merely part of a crowd scene or shown in a fleeting background. Consent is not required for any snapshots. 

 

On the other hand, it might be considered harassment:

https://secondlife.com/corporate/tos.php?lang=en-US#tos8:

8.2 You will not post or transmit prohibited Content, including any Content that is illegal, harassing or violates any person's rights.

You agree that you will not: ...

(v) Post, display or transmit Content that is harmful, threatening or harassing, defamatory, libelous, false, inaccurate, misleading, or invades another person's privacy; ...

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Does it say that it is you? If so I would definately AR it.

If it doesn`t have your name, any avatar can be made to "look" like you for a picture....Deny it is you lol :D

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How do you know it is you? 

Have you asked the club owner to please take it down because it embarrases you?

So quickly everyone goes right to guns nowdays -- most people are just as decent and honest as you yourself are.  Treat them like it.  Ask if that picture could be taken down because friends who know you will recognize you and you are embarrased.  Toss in a quick couple hundred L to the club's tipjar afterwards, and everyone will be very happy indeed.

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This has been a gray area in SL for a very long time.  Most of us who create scripts to display avatar pics in world are using some variant of the script posted at http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Get_Profile_Picture , which includes a small note that says "Note: Usage of another person's profile picture without their permission may [my emphasis] be viewed as copyright infringement. " Since that script first became available, scripters have been advised to include a dialog box that asks your permission before displaying your pic, as a way to avoid that particular issue.  Despite that, there are probably hundreds of scripts in SL without that option, and LL has never made it completely clear whether they actually violate TOS, as far as I know. I am not aware that anyone has ever been AR'd successfully for doing it.  (Whether it is legal, of course, sidesteps the question of whether it is an ethical thing to do.)

The issue is likely to either disappear or mutate into another form sometime this year, because all scripts based on that method will become non-functional as soon as LL finishes migrating to Web-Based profiles.

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