Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Linden Lab aquires SLX and Onrez

Read here for limited details.


Does this mean LL is incharge for customer issues? Because the phone numbers listed on SLX's site, they don't go anywhere.


I would seriously rather have no online commerce than have to deal with SLX again. They fucking fail.
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Update:
Originally Posted by Grant Linden
Xstreet is now a part of Linden Lab and will be following the same policies and processes as in world claims. Linden Lab's DMCA Policy: [url]http://secondlife.com/corporate/dmca.php[/url]

SWEET. MEGASWEET. ULTRASWEET. Fuckin Splenda.
I'm not signing up, but YAY cause I get to file DMCAs again!

18 Comments:

At 10:46 AM , Blogger Joel Ra said...

"Fairly early on, Linden Lab saw the inherent value that web marketplaces such as Xstreet SL and OnRez offer to buyers, sellers and content creators. After watching this industry grow we have decided to buy them both out as we're greedy s.o.b's"
Wouldn't be surprised Noam, also wouldn't be surprised if certain items will cease to be available on the 'new' site.
The whole thing stinks !!!

 
At 10:50 AM , Blogger Noam said...

Seriously though dude, I would take Linden Labs over "virtuatrade" or whatever the fuck they call themselves ANY DAY.

I actually TRUST Linden Labs.

If they keep the SLX staff and their current TOS, then fuck that noise.

 
At 10:59 AM , Blogger Joel Ra said...

I know other people who have had problems with SLX, ive not used it that much tbh
But i just dont trust LL, i could sit here all day listing the reasons why lol
I guess the proof will be in the pudding, let's see what LL do to the site.

 
At 11:31 AM , Blogger Noam said...

Well, Linden Labs has never given out my personal information and I've never had to hire a lawyer consult because of them so that's 2 things they rock at over SLX.

 
At 4:25 PM , Blogger Green Dream said...

I'm hoping we get the best of all 3- SLX's categories and search functions, OnRez's wallet, vendors and no fees, and LL's ... well, I guess one site to file problems with is a bonus rather than separate areas.

 
At 4:30 PM , Blogger Noam said...

I can answer the LL one.

LL's privacy policy.

SLX will give out your information to anyone.


I hate SLX's search engine. OnRez has better tagging and more relevant search results.

 
At 8:45 PM , Blogger Alyx Sands said...

WORD, Noam! I hate it that LL will shut down OnRez and intends to keep SLX.
Let's hope LL will sort your DMCA issues properly then!

 
At 9:44 PM , Blogger Lucilla Beaumont said...

I grief the loss of Onrez though. I think SLX stuff should be moved to Onrez, not the other way around.

 
At 9:37 AM , Blogger Jhaxam said...

I can't decide wether LL taking over SLX is a good or a bad thing. I mean, SLX worked pretty decently imo before, except for the fact that they didn't really respect your privacy .. I guess I'll have to say it's a good thing til proven otherwise.

 
At 9:39 AM , Blogger Noam said...

The privacy thing is kinda huge.

I don't use them to cash out and I never used them for sales.

LL's cash out turn around is like 3 days, which is not a big deal to me.

 
At 12:19 PM , Blogger Looloo Beck said...

Concerning to DMCAs, I send (via fax) about 5-6 DMCAs to LindenLab every week! Last one was yesterday, a 9 pages DMCA! ;/
The bad thing is, SLX used to be very fast attending to my DMCAs ( LL is taking now more than a week, sometimes 10 days, sometimes even more, sometimes forever!!!).... the good thing is, from now on I think I'm gonna have to send only one the DMCA to LL (I hope they will remove products from the web too!)

 
At 1:07 PM , Blogger Noam said...

You realize that every DMCA you filed with SLX, they sent it to the person who you filed it against so they have your RL information.

 
At 2:18 PM , Blogger Looloo Beck said...

what???? Are you kidding???? They cant do it! Its my privacy! Gonna send them an email right now!
They can't send all my RL personal infos to the infringer! Damn!!!!!!

 
At 2:24 PM , Blogger Noam said...

is that sarcasm? All they are going to say is "it's in our TOS"


At least no one sent you threats. I got threats.

 
At 3:12 PM , Blogger Looloo Beck said...

omg... well, I really didnt know about that, and thanks for letting me know. This is all too wrong!
Today a costumer has found a some spanish girl distributting loads of GothiCatz folders all full perms at a Freebies island, and this week I have faxed already 7 DMCAs again (mostly against btrazilians), this will never end, I'm exausted! I dont have time for creating anymore. I quit!

 
At 5:05 PM , Blogger Lucilla Beaumont said...

@Looloo: I'm starting to foresee a day when I'll have to start pretending I'm not from Brazil.
I don't blame foreigners though, brazilians an internet can come to a very lousy result.

 
At 5:20 PM , Blogger Lucilla Beaumont said...

^*brazilians anD internet, I mean.

 
At 4:34 AM , Blogger Anita61 Anatine said...

@Looloo an Noam: I'm so sorry to have to hear about all you trouble with copycats an DMCA. It's eating you're time you should be spending creating! I love both of you stuff! I realy don;t think it's a good thing that LL gets to monopolize the SL trade!
Please, both of you, keep the creativity going!

 

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