In the RedZone forum today, zFire’s biggest Fanboi writes:
“Further, you agree and understand that Linden Lab does not control and is not responsible for information, privacy or security practices concerning data that you provide to, or that may otherwise be collected by, Second Life users other than Linden Lab. For instance, some services operated by Second Life users may provide content that is accessed through and located on third party (non-Linden Lab) servers that may log IP addresses.
Looks like am not breaking any law to scan people
This user is from Blackburn, England. So I have news for him. Yes he is.
As we have seen, Even zFire is breaking European law, because he uses equipment in Europe for his data gathering. But you would think a British citizen would be a little more aware of the protections and rights afforded him in his own domicile.
As for this favoured quotation that Redzoneophiles keep trotting out. The Second Life Terms of Service are an agreement between a user of the Second Life Service and Linden Labs. The purpose of that clause is so that Linden Labs will not be held liable if someone does something illegal with IP data gathered outside of their service. Like what RedZone is doing.
See the key terms here are “Linden Lab does not control and is not responsible for”. It does not say that Optimus Prime or Micky Mouse or anyone else has a legal right to harvest data in a way that contravenes the OECD privacy definitions and breaks European law. It just says that we have to file suit against the perpetrator and not Linden Labs.
Of course, we won’t file suit. But YES Cole, you ARE breaking the law.