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  1. Thanks for the tutorial, but we need this somewhere on the Sansar site as well
  2. Concurrent users is a more important factor, also it is a bit scary to see as we head to December 2019 that there are LESS concurrent users NOW than back then. When the numbers start rising to 3000+ concurrent users, which may take some time - there may be a critical point where it explodes. As of right now, those stats are probably not good to show anyone Also keep in mind, it's not just LL using profits from Second Life to drive Sansar's development and investment. Many of us creators are ALSO using our Second Life profits (and spare time) to fund investing our time and IP into Sansar as well. It's not only LL taking a risk at this, but all creators who are investing in it, in whatever form they choose. If Sansar fails, so does our IP we've created for Sansar, as well as all our hours spent as well. If, however, it takes off.. - better to be a part of it as a NEW platform into the future. Some of us got to the SL party too late... so it's nice to participate in a new platform even if currently it is -$$$ profit at this point.
  3. Fionalen, not sure if you just want to fight or not, but the examples include 1) Replica of existing Marshall amp 2) Inspired version (completely legal to sell on Second Life in all ways) 3) Original version (concepted from sketch, blocked out and modeled, also completely legal and "original work") Art is in the eye of the beholder, so let's just let me worry about that, or those who want to purchase those designs. The inspired and original versions would be safe from any IP claim, as they are not trying to skirt any regulations, or take advantage of any trademarked works. This is an important line from the link provided earlier which should clarify what creators should do in SL, or Sansar, or ANY 3d virtual world and marketplace that will crop up; " In Second Life, we hope creators will use their imagination to make original content. Some create things that are inspired by real-world objects, like cars or jewelry. When you do that, please make sure you're not improperly using another's intellectual property – for example, a trademarked logo or brand name, a distinctive product appearance (known as "trade dress"), ..."
  4. Yet nowadays, it is very risky to file a DMCA and be in error, as courts have mitigated false DMCA filings by having harsh penalties on them. So companies aren't really so quick to do this anymore unless they feel they can prove, and win, their case in court. Related: https://www.gerbenlaw.com/blog/false-dmca-takedown-notices-ninth-circuit-holds-that-copyright-owners-must-consider-fair-use-before-issuing-take-down-notices/
  5. From my understanding of the LL IP page, it would fall more under "Trade Dress' rather than straight up use of the word "Harley Davidson". Many, many, many people create 'replicas' of real-world products, and have no knowledge of what trade-dress entails.. I will use an image I used in a post "So you make Original mesh, huh" to demonstrate the point. Just ignore the irrelevant text as it is used in a different context, but I can use the same image to address "Trade Dress". These are 3 amps I have modeled, one is a 'replica' of a Marshall brand amp, the next is an 'inspired' design and the 3rd a more 'experimental' or stylized version. Even if i didn't use any Marshall branding keywords, or advertising on the first, they COULD (didn't say WILL, they COULD) file some sort of IP claim based on how the amp looks, which is clearly intended to replicate, and therefore 'compete' with the original product. Best always to concept and design your own work, and be 'inspired by' existing works, than copy real world products. Caveat: Original works don't sell as good as replicas, so the market tempts many to stick with popular art and well known products.
  6. Merchants competing from third world countries, that's who. On the subject of increased cashout fees, we just have to pass it onto the consumer. If no longer able to make a profit, then take the business elsewhere.
  7. Here's a case scenario; A reviewer has a problem with your product, eg "Textures are too blurry". So I review the product, find it is in fact, shockingly blurry (wondering why because it wasn't when I uploaded the product, or it's because I use a UHD monitor now and can see that it is blurry), so I do my best to fix the issue and re-uv to maximize. Instead of flagging the review, and trying hard not to get angry because I wasn't contacted inworld about this (I always want to make the best product I can at any given time), I informed the customer it was fixed and they could re-deliver. To this day, no response to the fix/improvement, and the review still stands, with a lower star rating than it would normally be given if all was okay.. Since not one unit has been sold since, presumably from such a low and inaccurate rating, might as well give it away for free, or just remove it from the Marketplace altogether... I'm okay though, I just use the reply section to address their concerns, and if anyone bothers to read it, they will think "oh cool, he will fix issues if they come up".. But technically isn't that now an outdated review that may not reflect the current status of the product?
  8. Good submission of tutorials, always valuable. I am looking for an updated and correct way of uploading avatar accessories, .Apparently the tutorials I've watched on accessories upload does not work, and I can't find an updated one. also a workflow of rigging an avatar to the Sansar bones, without reliance on Avastar. If I missed something in the tutorials you provided, I apologize, I haven't watched them all yet (just discovered today). As mention on Discord, thanks.
  9. Wonderful. Anything that can strengthen the elite, raise the bar and imply other people who aren't at that level make trash... is always good. (sarcasm) One is 'qualified' or 'certified' in LSL if their script solves a problem and operates. If you want people to be more efficient, then teach them. All this will do is "Scripted Hover Chair | LSL Certified" Give me a break.
  10. Notice the usual suspects didn't react lovingly to your post? Ha ha.. This forum is really, really bad for that. One would be lucky to get a response to the OP past 3 replies - then its off into lala land for some of these folks.. Whoops.. there I go responding to the OP again... I was supposed to derail... Gotta break that habit and when in Rome...
  11. Hi, I just thought I'd come participate in this necro thread, and like many of the preceding and habitually off topic posters.. do the same. Here's a tip to Staying On Topic: Reply to the OP, not to some random post that triggered you. Have a good day.
  12. Good product, but I gave it 3 stars because it should be available in red, I should be able to change the texture that attracted me to purchase the product in the first place, and I also want it to fly around my sim like a bird. If it could do that, I would definitely give this 5 stars!
  13. Like I said, as soon as one group start to label themselves something, the implication is that those who don't wear or display the label themselves could be someone not to be trusted... It's not a good way of conducting business, and is close to becoming 'anti-competitive' behaviour, and really shouldn't be encouraged in any way on any LL platform. Anti-Competitive or Abusive Behavior. Examples include, but are not limited to: inflating prices on the SL Marketplace, in comparison to other e-commerce sites, posting hostile or false reviews or comments on a competing merchant's items, posting reviews that encourage users to buy competitor products, or visit in world locations, posting item listings that are abusive or disparaging with respect to another merchant or their products. using alternate or related accounts to purchase or rate your own items, rewarding buyers for reviews unless both positive and negative reviews are rewarded. Of course noone is OUTRIGHT disparaging or calling into question another merchant SPECIFICALLY, but it is certainly an attempt by one merchant to declare themselves above another, and now THAT merchant has to subscribe to the same group think in order to feel competitive themselves.
  14. As an 'original mesher' , not only by the dictionary definition (most of the time) and of the twisted SL 'definition', I'm not missing any point. I just don't see the need for, nor should we encourage this kind of stuff between creators here. Do I have to now jump on board because I want to be 'legit' and hopefully get the validation and credentials from some small sect of consumers who care? All one has to do is comply with the terms and conditions of Second Life and the Marketplace and there should be no need to seperate oneself from 'others'. Like I said, it's almost 'anti-competitive' behaviour to imply others work is not up to snuff, or somehow inferior without some community badge to say so. Anyways, its just a post to put up to discuss, people can get all ruffled if they want.
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