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Credit where its due: Second Life

January 22nd, 2007 · 1 Comment · Off-topic

That’s right, you’re not misreading the headline.  My favourite moose tickler set up the “Get a First Life” web page I referenced yesterday.

While reviewing his blog comments, he spotted a post from Linden Labs (creators of Second Life) and expected the usual cease-and-desist wording, instead they wrote this:

Moreover, 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.

In conclusion, your invitation to submit a cease-and-desist letter is hereby rejected.

Well done Linden Labs, common sense is a much maligned human quality.

Well done Darren.

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