Second Life backlash no. 3

On: January 21, 2007
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About Michael Stevenson
I am a lecturer and PhD candidate in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. I've been a contributor to Masters of Media since 2006, though I now only post occasionally. A short list of papers and projects can be found here

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this is (very) funny: Get a first life

the guy behind it explains his actions here

3 Responses to “Second Life backlash no. 3”
  • January 22, 2007 at 9:30 pm

    Work! Reproduce! Perish!

    almost sounds like some kind of dictatorial doctrine :D

  • January 23, 2007 at 1:28 pm

    This blogger also received a response on his website from Linden Lab:
    http://www.darrenbarefoot.com/archives/2007/01/i-got-a-proceed-and-permitted-letter-from-linden-labs.html

    We do not believe that reasonable people would argue as to whether the website located at http://www.getafirstlife.com/ constitutes parody – it clearly is. Linden Lab is well known among its customers and in the general business community as a company with enlightened and well-informed views regarding intellectual property rights, including the fair use doctrine, open source licensing, and other principles that support creativity and self-expression. We know parody when we see it.

  • January 23, 2007 at 4:18 pm

    […] Anyway, now that I’ve explained that whole rant about why I can’t be expected to care about SecondLife, let me give the link I started out writing this in order to give. Thanks to Masters of Media for bringing my attention to Get a FirstLife. I’m going to start telling people to visit this site when they ask me about SecondLife. It will seem rude, and I will love it. […]

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