There is a lot of talk about copyright infringements in SecondLife going on at the moment. This brought me to check some of the things in my store – I had some stuff based on movie posters from vintage horror movies. Had? Yes, I removed them from my range. Same other items using artworks I haven’t made.
At the time I made these things, I believed, these images were under public domain. But I could not find any proof, other than a few fan-made websites that claimed they were.
I hope, past and unintended infringements will be forgiven. As a content creator today, I strive to make everything I can myself and from scratch, with as litle outside resources as possible. If I use any resources today, I double-check I am allowed to use them.
As a creator, I also don’t quite get why some people in SL work hard to create exact copies of branded RL products. With their skill, they could most probably create their own designs at the same level of quality and sell them without risking any trouble.
Now, personally, I do understand why someone would like to wear a t-shirt of their favourite band in SL, or upload the texture of an artwork they admire, to hang it on the wall of their virtual home.
The folks behind the World Goth Fair did a great thing, actually asking their favourite bands if it’s ok to use their band logos and artworks – and it seems they got quite a few positive answers. That’s the way to go, in my book! (Anyone got a spare male Cruxshadows shirt? Hehehe)
To take a bit of heat out of today’s discussions on Plurk, Paco Pooley suggested to come up with fictional bands and make posters and album covers for them.
Now, those of you who know me a little bit know, I’m always up for fun and a bit of a challenge, so here we go!
I proudly present the Free Elven Roaming Troubadours and their latest album, Snoos. Featuring their #1 smash hit – “Shädder in the Mirröhrs”. Now live on tour, starting 2-27-69.
tour bus: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] (Home & Garden Expo)