Using info from Google DB == Violation: Terms of Service: Permissions Exploit?

Kubota Homewood sl42 at
Fri Jan 18 21:20:28 PST 2008

Jesse wasn't talking about transcripts, only the profile picture.  I  
am not sure where anyone can assume privacy of their profile picture.   
If they don't want others to see it, don't post it!  Also, it is only  
a person in the area, so everyone around would be able to see it just  
by selecting profile from the pie menu...

If you don't want people to see something, don't show them!

Paranoia run amuck, much like a duck.


On Jan 18, 2008, at 10:51 PM, Joe Brooks wrote:

> Never post transcripts on any LL site.
> On Jan 18, 2008 10:08 PM, Jesse Barnett <jessesa at> wrote:
> The information available at opens up  
> several possiblities. My favorite is using it for llKey2Group. 
>  is the page for my profile. The same data that is available to  
> anyone who clicks on my profile in world, including the picture I  
> have chosen as my profile pic. One of our more creative scripters  
> has come up with a Random Profile Picture Projecture. Every 20  
> seconds it will scan the surrounding area, pick a avatar key, send  
> in the http request for that key, parse out the message and display  
> the profile pic as a floating texture. Unfortunately people playing  
> around with the script have now start recieving messages like this  
> from some Lindens:
> "Violation: Community Standards: Disclosure, Second Life
> Violation: Terms of Service: Permissions Exploit
> Their explanation:
> Residents are entitled to a reasonable level of privacy with
> regard to their Second Lives. Sharing or posting
> conversation in-world or in the Second Life Forums without
> consent of all involved Residents is a violation of other
> Resident's privacy.
> Regarding your profile scanner, reports received of profile photos  
> being
> posted in locations without residents permission. These are  
> violations of
> Disclosure. Several photos returned depicting residents that
> advised they gave no permission for photos to be used."
> We have been banging our heads against the wall over in the  
> Scripting Forum trying to understand how this is a violation when it  
> is information available to anyone who wants to click on our profiles.
> To me it is like someone walking by a Radio Shack in the mall and  
> seeing yourself on the TV. Or is it because you are physically  
> recieving the picture through the http request?
> Hoping we could get some clarification on this and if there any  
> other limitations on the DB info we should be aware of?
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