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

Joe Brooks joebrooks at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 21:27:41 PST 2008


I was responding to the first portion of Linden Lab's response.

On Jan 18, 2008 11:26 PM, Crispin Harris <crispin.harris at gmail.com> wrote:

>
>
> On 19/01/2008, Joe Brooks <joebrooks at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Never post transcripts on any LL site.
>
>
> Sorry Joe - how does this help?
>
> Jesse was not posting a transcript - and not to an LL site.
>
> The issue appears to be the use of freely available profile pictures
> through an automated system.
>
> I suspect that the issue is that the profile pic is not normally
> displayable externally.
>
> That pic, however, _IS_ available to anyone who views your profile, so it
> cannot really be considerred private.
>
> This is NOT posting a transcript, or misusing private/personal data.
>
> Cheers,
>     C.
>
> On Jan 18, 2008 10:08 PM, Jesse Barnett < jessesa at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > The information available at http://world.secondlife.com/ opens up
> > > several possiblities. My favorite is using it for llKey2Group. http://world.secondlife.com/resident/0bf93171-e0d3-4b8c-b6eb-55d2cc30cf26
> > > 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?
> > >
> >
> > - Joe Brooks
> >
> --
> Crispin Harris
> crispin.harris at gmail.com
> "Well, you know... most Catholics are so boring, you kind of expect them
> to be fairly reasonable and not, say, frothing papal fanboys with the IQ of
> a turnip. So he had me fooled. Not any more, though."
> Thanks to Eric The FruitBat (etfb.livejournal.com)
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- Joe Brooks
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