Monday, January 29, 2007

The anti-cease-and-desist letter

Clever blogger creates parody of Liden Lab's Second Life, calls it Get A First Life. Includes a link for "comments or cease-and-desist letters." Linden Lab leaves an amusing comment denying the request for a C-and-D, and including this passage...
Linden Lab objects to any implication that it would employ lawyers incapable of distinguishing such obvious parody. Indeed, any competent attorney is well aware that the outcome of sending a cease-and-desist letter regarding a parody is only to draw more attention to such parody, and to invite public scorn and ridicule of the humor-impaired legal counsel. Linden Lab is well-known for having strict hiring standards, including a requirement for having a sense of humor, from which our lawyers receive no exception.
Linden Lab goes on to note that the parodist is selling products with a modified Second Life logo on them, but has failed to secure a proper license to do so. Linden Lab then grants the parodist the appropriate license.

Well played. Well played indeed.



At 11:38 AM, Blogger Aaron Silverstein said...

Looks like the license is revocable at Linden's sole discretion. Good thing considering there are no quality control provisions.


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