December 1, 2015

New Linden Lab Terms of Service for Second Life

Well in case you haven't logged in lately, you'll be greeted with a new Terms of Service for Second Life today. Here's the summary from the top:
Linden Lab’s Terms of Service were updated on December 1, 2015 to:
  • remove outdated references to Desura and Authorized Resellers;
  • explicitly address our intolerance of harassment of Linden Lab employees; and
  • clarify the arbitration provision in accordance with applicable law.
The part that causes me no end of giggles is "intolerance of harassment of Linden Lab employees." I'm thinking to myself, well if only you ran a better show and fixed things that are broken, maybe you wouldn't get "harassed" (whatever that even means).

I mean seriously, maybe a few Lab employees should try working for a cable company in phone support for a day or two. Or dare I say try being a woman in a totally male dominated workplace. THEN you'd know what real harassment is like. Seriously, that line just comes across as whiny and overly sensitive. You're in a customer facing business. Deal with it. Grrrr.

Link to full TOS here: