Linden Lab updates section 2.3 on Terms of Service


It’s almost been one year (August 2013) since Linden Lab updated section 2.3 of their Terms of Service and today the lab have updated it regarding user content in Second Life. This small change is a positive step moving forward I think and please see below for the new updated TOS highlighted in blue.

New Section 2.3 as of 16th July 2014

Except as otherwise described in any Additional Terms (such as a contest’s official rules) which will govern the submission of your User Content, you hereby grant to Linden Lab, and you agree to grant to Linden Lab, the non-exclusive, unrestricted, unconditional, unlimited, worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, and cost-free right and license to use, copy, record, distribute, reproduce, disclose, modify, display, publicly perform, transmit, publish, broadcast, translate, make derivative works of, and sell, re-sell or sublicense (through multiple levels)(with respect to Second Life, Inworld or otherwise on the Service as permitted by you through your interactions with the Service), and otherwise exploit in any manner whatsoever, all or any portion of your User Content (and derivative works thereof), for any purpose whatsoever in all formats, on or through any media, software, formula, or medium now known or hereafter developed, and with any technology or devices now known or hereafter developed, and to advertise, market, and promote the same. You agree that the license includes the right to copy, analyze and use any of your Content as Linden Lab may deem necessary or desirable for purposes of debugging, testing, or providing support or development services in connection with the Service and future improvements to the Service. The license granted in this Section 2.3 is referred to as the “Service Content License.” 

For the full Terms of Service for Second Life, see here.

Terms of Service updated

Terms of Service updated

The next time you log into Second Life, you will have to agree to the updated Terms of Service (section 2.3).

5 thoughts on “Linden Lab updates section 2.3 on Terms of Service

  1. Zed Essex

    It’s pretty simple folks. There is something Linden Labs wants to do. The previous wording of the TOS would not cover their butts when they go ahead and do whatever that is. So they changed the wording in such a way that the change would seem minor to anyone who doesn’t know what it is Linden Labs wants to do. So if you want to take the time to try and figure out if that something, is something sinister you should ponder the following:
    “what is it that this new wording allows them to do, that they could not safely do before”?
    Answer that question and you’ll know why the change was made.

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