Do I laugh or cry - ive done both today, ive always been a staunch supporter of Linden Labs after all they give me an opportunity i never would have believed id get.
But today I got filed with a dmca , the shock of opening your email and seeing you are accused of theft is bad enough , specially when through the years of working in sl i have had many things stolen from me. But the logistics of it all is a nightmare too , finding a fax machine on a saturday, knowing i have 2 days to prove my innocence before they pull my content off the grid ( a years sales of that item) and the added kick in the face - the accuser could have access to my rl name, address and phone number.
The coincidence was too great that yesterday a designer contacted me because her items had been stolen and were being sold on xstreet,
she alerted me to the fact that within the package of her stolen items were also my stud leather jeans - copybotted. She filed a dmca - alerting LL to the fact my jeans had been stolen too - NOT i repeat NOT that i had stolen the jeans.
The probability is that they have misread her dmca. But can you actually talk to someone to rectify this - no , you have to wait to see if they get your fax in time, or actually read an email , or direct a ticket to the right dept- on a weekend?? i think not. Meanwhile I sit here in a depressed state waiting. So if your stud leather jeans disappear from your inventory please be gentle with me.