The video features me (as ‘Benjamin Noble’) talking about the legal side of things, ‘Prokofy Neva’ on how Second Life is like Yeltsin’s Russia, a sleazy (albeit blurred) video that maybe can’t be shown in Germany, a disabled veteran who has lost a source of income since this move, electronic music, an underground casino, giant dollar bills, and a righteous protest complete with angry, recycled signs and t-shirts. Basically, your average, everyday, Second Life experience.
What’s the takeaway from this? Well, like I’ve said before, from a legal perspective, it was bound to happen. While it’s undeniably sad that people have lost a source of income due to the ban, they really should have known they were on thin ice running unlicensed casinos in a virtual world to begin with, regardless of the fact that Linden Lab let them get away with it until now.
Also, on a personal note, I noticed something about mixed media watching this: it’s just incredibly odd to watch your avatar on screen and hear your own voice at the same time.
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