Brief note today to direct readers to this article by ‘Gwyneth Llewelyn’ on age verification in Second Life, and what it really means to the long-term health of Linden Lab, Second Life, and the grid generally. I usually don’t just run pointers to articles, but this is the clearest and most sensible explanation I’ve seen regarding this rather controversial topic and I recommend it. ‘Llewelyn’ makes the key point that third-party age verification, essentially, amounts to Linden Lab buying part of a third-party company’s liability insurance.
‘Llewelyn’ also has a more philosophical article about identity verification up on her blog, which has more detail and is worth reading as well.
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