Saturday, 7 August 2010

Classic Linden Labs

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.


Chalice Carling said...

Oh how horrible. I hope that commonsense prevails and it's sorted out soon but nothing will make up for the hours off angst and stress you must be experiencing now.

I hope that when it's over you can have your say to LL explaining how unsatisfactory the situation was/is. Hurry up LL :-(

swaffette Firefly said...

Thanks Chalice i appreciate it:) im hanging in i guess no news is good news.

Rachel Boram said...

Being unjustly accused is a horrid horrid feeling. I wish there was something we could do to help.

You may want to visit Inworldz - we could sure use your creativity over there.

swaffette Firefly said...

ty Rachel i have actually got an account there but i havent been able to rez properly or stop from crashing lol - working on it though :) will look into a different viewer

swaffette Firefly said...

update - this morning i received an email from LL asking me to disregard the dmca notification they sent to me it was an error PHEW they do read emails.
also on the plus side the guy who had actually copied the pants and was selling them in a set with other designers stolen items has had his items removed from xstreet :)