Hello, I'm writing about SL but I admit I still confused about some details, especially premium accounts. Maybe someone experienced here can help me.
I understand that abandoned lands (accounts without regular payment) will be returned to "Governor Linden" ownership, right? So Linden Labs can do whatever they want, like auctions. Today (according to gridsurvey, not sure if it's a reliable source) there is around 21% of abandoned land on the main grid.
But what about everything that was created/rezzed there by ex-owners? Like house, furniture, cars, etc? Are they returned to account's inventories? I'm asking because I use to fly over randomly, and I see a lot of what seems to be residential areas, parks, thematics sims, etc, totally empty, supposedly abandoned; sometimes very large areas with lots of stuff and no one around. Can I assume there is still someone paying to keep all those things there, or is it on Linden Labs "expenses"?