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+ - Furnation falls to Secondlife one sided TOS

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Rokann writes "A year and a half ago, the furnation group went into Secondlife and set up Furnation worlds. A wildly popular hangout for in-game furries. After the head of the group recieved what he believed was a legitimate donation to help maintain Furnation in world, Linden Labs shut down his account, and the accounts of many others due to claims of fraud, even though Linden Labs admitted they knew he and his group had nothing to do with it. His story is here.

The bigger picture in this is the apparently one sided TOS that linden labs maintains in which they are allowed to confiscate and shut down any "Owned" assets on their servers because Linden Labs "...has the right at any time for any reason or no reason to suspend or terminate your Account..."

Even more so, someone who has thousands of dollars of In-game currency could face a complete loss of it under the tos because "Linden Lab has the absolute right to manage, regulate, control, modify and/or eliminate such Currency as it sees fit in its sole discretion, in any general or specific case, and that Linden Lab will have no liability to you based on its exercise of such right."

Is this the future of the TOS for services or assets you purchase on the internet? That you could lose them in a heartbeat without any reason. Kinda like losing your car back to the dealer, AFTER you paid for it."

The meat is rotten, but the booze is holding out. Computer translation of "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."