|"The Words of my Life" by Aloisio Congrejo @ Tanalois Gallery|
Ernie Farstrider, owner of EAST~WEST~NORTH Galleries invites to a discussion today:
WHAT: Special -- "Emergency" -- Discussion Meeting
WHY: Second Life Terms of Service (ToS) Changes
WHERE: EAST~WEST Amphitheater
WHEN: Sunday, September 29, 2013 12:00 (noon) to 1:00 p.m.
WHO: Anyone who now or intends to hold and maintain, import, buy, or sell User Content in Second Life.
HOW: Principally by written chat.
PLEASE: Be prompt and take a seat in the Amphitheater quickly.
|"Pace" (Peace) by Daco Monday @ Artemis Gallery|
Kylie Addison Sabra, Curator @The Rose Theatre & Art Galleries commented: "The Rose Theatre and Galleries has been an avid supporter of art in Second Life from it's very inception nearly seven years ago. We are deeply concerned about this volatile change in the Second Life Terms of Service, which is an utter break of trust between Linden Labs and all content creators.
Ernie Farstrider of EAST-WEST Galleries has offered up his Amphitheater to host a meeting of artists and all content creators to discuss this change, its effects and our consequent response.
|Installation by DB Bailey @ Frantastica|
Please don't think this doesn't affect you because you are a "small" creator. Not my choice of word, but rather some of the responses I've heard. With the loss of Renderocity and CGTextures as resources for textures, we may well be seeing just the beginning of a full-scale protest against Linden Labs for this unconscionable action. When creators and third-party materials providers stop permitting uploads to SL, don't think for a minute that you are not affected.
| 3D version of the paintings of the Italian artist Walter Mac Mazzieri by maddomxc Umino @ Pyramid Cafe|
Imagine this. You are invited to display in a real life gallery. You're so incredibly excited and you hang your work on the walls and have your reception and the gallery owner turns to you and says, "Oh, by the way, I own all of your work now. I have full rights to it to do with as I please. It is mine."
How would you respond to that? This is precisely what Linden Labs has done.
Apathy can spell the end of this world as we know it. Come and be heard. Come and have a voice. Come and be a solution to the problem.
ALL content creators are encouraged to attend. Please forward this to your groups"
|Uploaded RL works by LeMelonrouge Onyett @ Aneli's Gallery|
Will all that art the last we had the chance to see in Second Life?
Taxi to Discussion: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Georgiana/157/189/1800
Taxi to Tanalois Gallery: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Solaris%20Island/161/47/3933
Taxi to DB Baileys Frantastica: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frantastica/207/42/30
Taxi to Aneli's Gallery: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Stellar/188/139/2526
Taxi to Artemis Galley: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/RothKo/96/225/22
Taxi to Pyramid Cafe: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Solaris%20Island/19/131/1701 Opening today!