The Second Life (“SL”) has been a defendant in several lawsuits over the past few years. In the coming years, we’ll likely see many more suits dealing with the virtual worlds in general, and SL in particular. One issue that is sure to arise is the question of who really owns your content, and what can other SL users do with your content. By way of illustration, let’s look at the SL
7.3 You grant certain Content licenses to users of Second Life by submitting your Content to publicly accessible areas of the Service.
You agree that by uploading, publishing, or submitting any Content to any publicly accessible areas of the Service, you hereby grant each user of Second Life a non-exclusive license to access the User Content through the Service, and to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the Content In-World or otherwise on the Service solely as permitted by you through your interactions with the Service under these Terms of Service. This license is referred to as the “User Content License,” and the Content being licensed is referred to as “User Content.”
What are your thoughts about this?