Waters edge

Waters edge

Some days I just want to be at the waters edge with not a care in the world.

Instead I’m on the edge with the world.

The situation with the thief stealing our work is getting bigger.

I’m finding our photos and videos on various sites. The person even has the audacity to suggest they had a right to the content and would report me for harassment. Laughable really given they’re a thief and fraudster. I’ve screen shot everything and all of it will be handed to whoever needs the information. The penultimate was for me to see a Strawberry Singh video on the Facebook page as one of the long list of stolen content.

This person isn’t naive or misguided. If they were they would immediately shut down what they are doing. But are not. Daily, content is being lifted and added.

This person exists as an alt amongst our Facebook SL community because a lot of some of my content was only viewable to the friends list.

So right now I do wish I was at the waters edge as it’s preferable than the slog this is going to take to shut this person down. Everyone make sure you in-bed meta tags into your content that are identifiers as belonging to your avatar. (Not your real life persona)Make sure your videos are branded and you use the meta tag features in your production software that inbeds your avatar identifier for your you tube channels.

Be ready to make copyright claims on your you tube content if you see it lifted.

There are 179 videos under a playlist currently hidden. At some stage I’m sure they will go live again. If you see a video you recognise tell the original content creator so they can make the decision to strike a complaint.

Your brand is you. Protect your brand.

Credits :-

It the 6th anniversary for the Cosmopolitan Event

Waters edge hideout from Raindale at the Cosmopolitan Event

In my pretend garden

In my pretend garden

The past week has been white here at home whilst my virtual life has turned to spring. Video of sunshine below after I have had my two cents.

Anyone who follows my blog and YouTube will know of the web site I discovered that is basically ripping off the Youtube platform and hosting videos there but monetising then for the site owners benefit. Much of the content is associated to some porn advertising appearing now and then.

The site owner pings the site as coming from California but is in actual fact in Vietnam.

So you will likely see a lot of me talking or writing about it till I see google/YouTube do something about it.

It’s clear that they have not protected the assets of the YouTube platform enough if it allows the ability for some random site to steal its entire platform.

I have tweeted, messaged and emailed. As yet no response. Even my video raising awareness of the site, now appears on the site. This video below will appear on the site within 2 minutes of my posting it publicly in You Tube.

If you do visit that video I made about the theft from you tube and do click the link to look, for goodness sake don’t click the advert links or the download links as you really don’t know what you will be enabling into your machines from that website. Stay net savvy safe.

Now for some spring saz.

Video:-

Credits:-

Lindsey top from Bijou

Menthe Skirty from Bijou

Dream Feather necklace from Max Gossamer

Chartlotte hair from Analog Dog

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Christy dark skin Lara Hurley

*update* Linden Lab apologised

*update* Linden Lab apologised

Photo has nothing to do with this blog, because well the whole content has changed. Read on…..

Well that was a crazy 24 hours on the internet yesterday don’t you think?

I’m absolutely pleased Strawberry got her apology. It goes to show that when our community joins together, no matter where we are, what language, what culture etc, we are a community and can look after each other pretty well.

Personally I think Linden Lab became rather awesome in my estimations with their public apology.

A lot of high profile companies would not even have bothered because they’re just worried about the money. Linden Lab showed yesterday by that apology that they do care about the community and what their community feels and thinks. And they can listen. Let’s hope that this sets the precedent to more engagement and better customer dealings.

So my virtual hat off to them for their addressing of the issue so fast.

If you never saw the apology here it is https://community.secondlife.com/blogs/entry/2284-an-apology-to-strawberry-singh-a-call-to-youtubers-“un-cease-desist”/

Credits:-

Holly Gown from Jumo at the Designer Showcase

One shot pose from GingerFish Poses

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Christy dark skin Lara Hurley

Shot on location at La Vie