Press release:Â Avination required to stop transfer of Linden Dollars
London –Â Due to recent interaction with Linden Labs, the Avination grid is announcing thatÂ the transfer of Linden Dollars to Avination is no longer available,Â including payment for Avination regionsÂ via the Avination ATMs.
“Following discussions with Linden Labs they have advised that any use ofÂ Linden Dollars in payment for currency of anyÂ other virtual world, or forÂ external services which are not used in SecondLife is in violation of their terms of service,” saidÂ Avination spokesperson Leonie Gaertner.
Avination management has attempted to discuss this matter with Linden Labs byÂ reiterating the importance of this option as well as trying to understand howÂ this is a violation of TOS, but unfortunately these talks have since brokenÂ down, she added.
“Linden Labsâ€™ lawyers are adamant that these TOS clearly state that LindenÂ Dollars cannot be transferred,” she said. “This stance will not just affect us as atÂ Avination but could also see far reaching consequences for other companiesÂ considering legal use of L$, including services like Shoutcast Stream RentalsÂ and other services rendered outside of SecondLife.”
This means an end to offering a fastÂ and convenient way of exchanging Linden Dollars to C$.
According to Linden Labs, users of SecondLife must cash out through LindeXÂ before using real currency to pay for services not rendered within Second Life.
“We are sorry for the inconvenience this will cause you and please accept weÂ have tried everything in our power to reach an amicable solution with LindenÂ Labs,” Gaertner said.
London-based Avination, the most popular commercial grid in Europe,Â is a service of Avination Virtual Ltd. It is known for its strong focus on content protection, as well as for regularly donating code back to the OpenSim community. For more information or a free membership, visitÂ www.avination.com.