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Is it against LL's TOS if someone aired an ad advertising an outside virtual world like Avination?

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You have already answered this with the text you submitted after the number 11.4. By using an ad that direct people out of SL and into another online platform you would be placing Second Life community at risk by depopulating SL.

Tell her you can not place that ad since it is against the T.O.S.

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Short answer:

Eeee!  Don't do it!  

 

Long answer:

 

This is an interesting one.  Your "radio station" isn't based in SL.  It's a RL internet stream.  I don't think LL has any say as to what you do outside of this platform. 

Of course... LL can pretty much do what it wants and once you wade through all of the pretty language of the TOS it can be boiled down to "we can do whatever we want to whoever we want and you just have to take it if you want to 'play' here."

That bit of the TOS, 11.4, is a prime example of how delightfully open-ended their wording is.  If they "believe" you are an "unacceptable risk" then poof... you are gone... but it is so ill defined that it could be used on just about anything or anyone.  I might have been impolite to a newbie once... was that an unacceptable risk?   Or perhaps I walked around a welcome area wearing an outlandish avatar which might have made a bad first impression on some new membership... Is that an unacceptable risk?  Or perhaps I decide to air an advertisement for another virtual world on internet media stream that could be accessible from within SL... Is that unacceptably risky? 

Well, the answer is of course that we don't know for sure.  It will all depend on the particular Linden that handles the issue that particular time on that particular day and how they are feeling that moment and what they had for breakfast and whether or not they had a cup of coffee recently and how the sun is striking their monitor that particular second. 

We could debate the issue all day.  I can see very valid points on both sides of the arguement.  But all of that is meaningless since the TOS is so open ended and enforcement is so haphazard. 

I guess the question you have to ask yourself is this. 

"How will LL feel about this?"  Because, as we all know, that is what will determine the result.  If they don't like it, then it quite simply will not be allowed to happen.  Personally I would love to see someone press this issue, take the risk, and set the precedent.  I think it would be fascinating to see how it all played out.

I certainly hope that whoever does try something like this isn't too attached to their SL or their business here though... I think everyone knows how it would most likely end. 

 

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