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  1. Innula Zenovka wrote: Kwakkelde Kwak wrote: One little thing about RLV, as far as I know it has certain commands that rely on a viewer version message. Not sure if this is really that much different from Phoenix showing the viewer people use. Not quite. It has a couple of commands that will return the viewer version (@version and @versionnew) and @versionnum, which simply tells you what the rlv version number is (which is all you're interested in most of the time). All that's required is a simple and minor change to RLV/RLVa to make @version and @versionnew return the name (RLV or RLVa) and version number without reference to the actual viewer. I cannot think of any circumstances in which an RLV or RLVa item would rely on knowing what viewer you're using, as opposed to whether you're using RLV/RLVa in the first place (which I know because I get a reply to the query, regardless of what the reply is) and, sometimes, what the RLV/RLVa version number is, so I know whether your viewer, whatever it is, understands newer commands. And in that case, I'd be using @versionnum anyway, or should be unless I like making things more complicated than they need be. The @version and @versionnnew check is to see which RLV/RLVa version is installed. This is important, as it dictates what commands are available to use. This is different from getting the whole Viewer version, but might have to be modified to only give out the RLV or RLVa version implemented. A smart object will determine if a set of features should be relied on or not by using this information.
  2. @Galilieo It is not just about a DJ infringing copyright, because it is easy and widespread SL could be shut down the same way a bittorrent search engine can be shut down, because it harbors said copyright infringers. Currently, Copyright Law gives a lot of power to the industries that create the copyrighted material. Protect IP gives them not only an insane amount of power, but involves the government blocking websites by DNS, redirecting the URL to a Department of Justice takedown notice page, potentially damaging the core of the internet and also leaving the copyright infringer all but hanging on a tree limb with a noose on his or her neck, just because they linked a copyrighted song on their silly little stupid "Hi world I exist!" web site. See: Youtube Takedown Policy, which has often removed videos for "copyright violations" and suspended entire user accounts because a search bot found a match on a song playing on someone's CD player in the background at a party and flagged the video. Unfortunately for people who get hit with Protect IP, it also gives the power to lock out your bank accounts and cancel your internet service in addition, leaving you without any financial standing to go to court and win a case. That's the kind of power that will be granted to the industry and government if Protect IP passes. That said, Linden Realms is an interesting idea, and while I can say a lot of these features are used on the dark side of SL with additional software, some features are quite useful. User teleporting for one, would work great with the Stargate Network. No more clicking to get a map location, just walk thru the portal.
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