Can’t figure out the whole Second Life thing? No worries, because now you can sign up for a First Life. Built as a satire of the Second Life phenomenon, Get A First Life offers such benefits as “Find out where you actually live” and “Fornicate using your actual genitals”. What’s interesting is that Linden Labs, the creators of Second Life, decided that instead of shutting First Life down, they would actually encourage it.
We do not believe that reasonable people would argue as to whether the website located at http://www.getafirstlife.com/ constitutes parody – it clearly is. Linden Lab is well known among its customers and in the general business community as a company with enlightened and well-informed views regarding intellectual property rights, including the fair use doctrine, open source licensing, and other principles that support creativity and self-expression. We know parody when we see it.
The “Proceed and Permitted” letter (the opposite of a “Cease and Desist”) is something that should definitely be utilized more by more companies (RIAA, Apple), especially in this First Life that we live in.
[Via: Boing Boing]