A few friends, colleagues, and fellow creators have a need to band together. Our intention is to gatherÂ creators and artists from all “virtual reality” platforms in order to collect, and organize factual informationÂ about rights and responsibilities of content creators. By working together, we believe that many of us willÂ be able to speak with one voice.
It is for our common good that we extend invitations to individuals asÂ well as, content creators groups from all platforms. Please join us in an effort to set base standards for theÂ handling of our members and their creations.
We are a group that is determined to help make changes for the better of all original content creators inÂ the metaverse.
As a Union, we need to stay informed and fully understand what constitutes a copyrightÂ infringement. This ensures that the appropriate actions are taken to protect copyrighted work and theÂ customers that purchase an individual’s content.
As creators of intellectual content we are responsible for our own work. Currently it has been up to theÂ individual creator to take legal action when alleged infringement occurs.
The Content Creators Union will support and assistÂ creators in facilitating this process. The DMCA is a legal action that creators have as an option to protectÂ copyrighted work. We will investigate each claim as soon as possible and ask our members when takingÂ action against possible violators to give them the benefit of doubt.
Keep in mind that each violation may beÂ a case of unwitting piracy. Each member of the CCU is a representative, and therefore responsible for theÂ CCU’s reputation, and good will.
Members are encouraged NOT to:
â€¢ Engage in personal attacks
â€¢ Use inflammatory language aimed at slandering another.
â€¢ Take illegal actions, or actions that run contrary to Terms of Service for the grids we operate in
Members can expect help with:
â€¢ The criteria, time frame and method of executing DMCAâ€™s
â€¢ How the content is to be distributed on the grid / platform
â€¢ How content purchased by grid owners and their team members may be used
â€¢ Security to protect against copyboted, illicit content, and piracy.
â€¢ How content of the CCU members is handled if a grid changes hands, merges or is bought out.
Creating a grassroots organization costs time and money. All finances will be posted on the first of eachÂ month for members to view. If we find the need to hire legal, council and have the funds, they will be usedÂ for that purpose. Keep in mind that attorneys are expensive so they should be used as a last resort. TheÂ CCU will accept donations however; we will not be collecting dues.
We encourage all content creators to join our union.
- Michael Sietz, also known as “Michael Somerset” inÂ Second Life, InWorldz, Avination and SpotON3D
- Linda Henson, active in SpotON3D
- Martine Goossens,Â also known as “10 Gooson”Â ofÂ M&M Creations, active inÂ Second Life, InWorldz,Â and SpotON3D
- Marc Goossens, also known as “Marcthur Gooson”Â ofÂ M&M Creations, active inÂ Â Second Life, InWorldz,Â and SpotON3D
- “Ixmal Supermarine,” active inÂ Second LifeÂ and SpotON3D
- “Francisco Koolhoven,” active inÂ Second Life, Island Oasis and SpotON3D
- Anna Sawers, also known as “Kitteh Noir” and “Kyoto Ying,” active inÂ Second Life, IMVU and SpotON3D