Thanks, Linden Lab™️ for proposing Chouchou to entry in the “Second Life Region Preservation Society.”

Chouchou is (almost) safe. Patch Linden has published a post on the forum topic dedicated to the beautiful sim and the importance of preserving it.

In the post, Patch invites the owners of Chouchou to contact him directly to allow the entry of the sim in the “Second Life Region Preservation Society.”
I will contact the owners to warn them, although I’m sure many people will.
I never had any doubt that the Linden Lab™️ would make this decision. In fact, the company has always been sensitive to the demands of the Community, especially if motivated and shared by different people.
However, as a user in love with Chouchou, I can only say: “Thank you, Linden Lab™️.”

Forum Topic About Chouchou

Update: Thanks Inara for suggesting me to be clear about it is still necessary Chouchou’s owners accept Patch’s proposal to enter in the “Second Life Region Preservation Society.”

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6 thoughts on “Thanks, Linden Lab™️ for proposing Chouchou to entry in the “Second Life Region Preservation Society.”

  1. Perhaps a litle premature.

    As Patch notes, it requires pro-active action on the part of the estate owner to set the ball in motion – and this has yet to happen.

    I’ve actually contacted both the estate owner and Chouchou (the two appear to be different) in the hope that contact with Linden Lab might be made, but this is still by no means certain. It also requires a willingness on the the given estate owner (assuming the owner is not simply an Alt of either arabesque or Juliet – of that I have no idea), to agree to the region being preserved.

    BUT… we can keep our fingers crossed contact will be made, and with positive results.

    IP

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    1. Yeah, I know, but every object made in SL is owned by Linden Lab, right? Or, if the owners don’t contact Linden, could Chouchou be lost?
      I hope that, in any case, the sim will be preserved.
      The promoters of the initiative are already celebrating on Facebook 🙂

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  2. Not entirely.

    LL provide the platform and the service than tools – but as per the ToS, the IP for everything we create remains ours, albeit it with a twist of IP licensing that is required to deliver the platform and its content to users.

    Part of this licensing can effectively mean given the Lab permission “in perpetuity”, so to speak, but this is not always the case.

    Take, for example, the goods you buy in in-world stores and / or the marketplace. There is a natural expectation that you will always be able to use these goods regardless of whether the original creator id still active in SL or has long ago departed. Thus, the IP licensing the Lab requires creators apply to such items *is* effectively in perpetuity, so as to ensure you an I *can* continue to enjoy the goods we’ve purchased, long after the creators may have shut down and left the platform.

    However, in cases like Chouchou, where the content is entirely original in nature, is built solely by those who operate the regions, and is not sold or otherwise distributed to other users (so none of us have any of the components used in Memento Mori, for example, sitting in our inventory), there is *no* requirement for any license granted to deliver that content “in perpetuity”; should the creators / region owners chose to close down the region and have the content removed – that is entirely *their* prerogative.

    Hence why Patch refers to needing the OK from the account(s) responsible for regions like Chouchou before the Lab can start to take direct action and arbitrarily decided to retain regions (and their unique content) the owners might actually *want* to see removed from Second Life. Given the upset that followed the (admittedly heavy-handed) changes that were nmade to the ToS IP licensing terms in 2014, this caution on the the part of the Lab is perhaps doubly understandable. Simply put, we cannot have it both ways: expect the Lab to both show some measure of respect for *our* IP, and yet expect them to arbitrarily ignore the IP of others when it suits us this should be the case.

    Hope that explains things a little more clearly 🙂 .

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