Saturday, June 14, 2008

Open Letter for SL5B protest display

This letter was sent to Dusty Linden on 12 June 2008. As of now, there has been no response. (This is not to say that she is hiding anything, but most likely a finely crafted response is necessary from the corporate lawyer.)


I realize that you don't make the rules, you just have to tell us about them. This "no adult in the same picture as a child" rule is one I am very saddened about. I will not quit working for SL5B unless you tell me to step down, but I AM working on my own protest. You should know about it so you are not surprised. Furthermore, you (LL) can decide to shut it down if you feel that it is necessary.

I am soliciting RL pictures for my SL5B display. These will be pictures of RL families. They will all be G-rated. I will review each picture before it goes into the gallery. If you wish, I will thereafter submit them to you for review.

The fact of the matter is that I strongly disagree with LL's position on this. I trust that this form of civil disobedience will be seen in the light in which it is intended ... as part of my support for Second Life and its continued diversity.

-- Shoshana Epsilon, Art Director, SL5B


Casa Denja said...

they can be contributors now....and yet not be in a photo?

Shoshana Epsilon said...

They can be in a photo, just not in the SAME photo as an adult avatar.

Casa Denja said...

that's just so weird. a damn shame. I hope something comes from your letter <3

Melissa Yeuxdoux said...

I've put a Fra Angelico Madonna and child painting image in my flickr folder, with the explanation that it could not be shown in SL5B.