SO, yesterday everyone had to agree to the new TOS guidelines when they logged in this afternoon. There have been some changes to the TOS, some of it gets a bit hard to understand but you have that when a company is trying to cover their butts and close loopholes as tightly as possible and at the same time putting as much distance between its self and its users.
Some things I paid direct interest too such as photography and machinima guidelines because it is most of what I do . You can find those here if you are interested.
Another one I followed closely is the guidelines on ageplay found here.
Also something else I found interesting was Article 6 on Conduct of Users thru Article 6.3.
6.1 You will not post or transmit prohibited Content, including any Content that is illegal, harassing or violates any person's rights.
You agree that you will not:
(i) Post, display, or transmit Content that violates any law or the rights of any third party, including without limitation Intellectual Property Rights. We reserve the right to request at any time proof of permissions in a form acceptable to us. Failure to provide such proof may lead to, among other things, removal of such Content from the Service;
(ii) Impersonate any person or entity without their consent, or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation, or if you are an adult, impersonate a minor for the purpose of interacting with a minor using the Service;
(iii) Stalk, harass, or engage in any sexual, suggestive, lewd, lascivious, or otherwise inappropriate conduct with minors on the Service;
(iv) Post, display, or transmit Content that is harmful, threatening or harassing, defamatory, libelous, false, inaccurate, misleading, or invades another person's privacy;
(v) Post, display, or transmit Content that is obscene, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; or
(vi) Post, display or transmit any Content or conduct or host any activity that is sexually explicit, or intensely violent.
Any violation by you of the terms of this Section may result in immediate termination of your Accounts without any refund or other compensation.
6.1 (vi) is one of those blurred lines for me. It has made me rethink artwork posted in SL even if it was taken with consent and contains anything sexual or erotic. Thank goodness for flickr and blogs or else not much would get seen.
Currently there is a TON of discussions going on on the feeds as well as on the SL Forums and several other SL related blogs and forums. I will link these here too.
It looks like LL's maybe taking another run at all things ADULT. You may have a different understanding then I do , please feel free to share comments on this blog if you wish, OR get in on some of the other discussions going on.
New update on SL TOS causing confusion
Yipes – can’t agree to TOS - SLUniverse Forums thread
So what’s new in the TOS now? - SL Forums thread
Good Luck everyone, navigating the grid just got a lot trickier! We are all on our own. LL's will only be involved when it becomes a legal issue it appears. Guard your real life info closely, pay attention to the new info on DMCA as well if you are a content creator.