Author Archives: Vaki

About Vaki

Seriously, Mega Shark v. Giant Octopus is a masterpiece of modern cinema. What? It has Deborah Gibson in it. And there's this one scene where...what? Oh, like there's something better than a mega shark leaping out of the ocean and biting a plane in half. Whatever.

Linden Lab whiffs the ToS again

Today, Linden Lab announced with great glee that, just short of a year after its extremely controversial and overbroad August 2013 Terms of Service update, it has finally “clarified” the offending clause, as a sign of how seriously it “respects … Continue reading

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Give them me. No.

When I was a little kid, I had a book of poetry that I loved. My favorite poem — the one that haunted me, obsessed me, stayed with me — was “Overheard on a Saltmarsh,” a brief dialogue between a … Continue reading

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Meshwork and textures

Sometimes you see a store’s stuff a million times and it never really clicks until you go there, immerse yourself in it, try everything on and get down in the look of it. I always see tulip at events, you … Continue reading

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Justitia Virtual Legal Resource Village celebrates Law Day!

Teleport to Justitia! The SL Bar Association and Justitia Virtual Legal Resource Village are once again putting on a month-long celebration of law in Second Life. This is their fourth year of celebrating Law Day in SL, and this year’s … Continue reading

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Copyright and Fair Use for SL Content Creators

We did this last year and it was really successful, so Tim and I are doing it again this year. Are you interested in learning more about what we mean when we talk about “fair use”? Would you like to … Continue reading

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Somebody watching me

They’re watching us. Anyone with any sense has known that for years, but last month we got evidence: THEY are watching us, peering in on Second Life, spying on our porn and our petty jealousies and our mad fashion exploits. … Continue reading

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Trademark Law Basics

(Obnoxious but necessary caveats: I’m simplifying this a lot, which means I’m leaving a lot out…and it’s still insanely long. If you’re a trademark lawyer, sorry: I know I’ve left out some important bits. Also: this is intended to be … Continue reading

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Second Life Terms of Service: A legal panel

MORE EDITS: Video is up! And we have a pdf of my slides: SL ToS Presentation. Enjoy! Also, Inara Pey worked her ass off to create some excellent transcripts of the event, and the UCCSL is working on translating those … Continue reading

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Electric ladies will you sleep…or will you preach?

Today is the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s famous March on Washington. Today, 50 years after Dr. King spoke on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Barack Obama spoke on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. That’s pretty cool. We … Continue reading

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Grown Up

I learned the coolest new trick today. We keep hearing about materials in mesh, and awesome new mesh clothes and furniture and other items being “materials ready.” Well, that’s awesome. But guess what. Materials can go on regular prims, too. … Continue reading

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