Update on Adult Content Segregation in Second Life: Definitions and Timelines

You may have heard that Linden Lab is segregating adult content in Second Life. There are many users that are unhappy about these new restrictions and verification requirements.

In an update, Linden Lab has defined Adult content, Mature content, and PG content. They have also announced the below milestone dates:

1. Finalizing definitions by April 30, 2009.

2. Release Candidate Viewer 1.23 containing new functionality and filters by April 30, 2009

3. Launch new viewer and functionality by end of June 2009.

4. Move all Adult content to new content and Restrict access to verified accounts starting July 1, 2009.


Definitions of Adult Content:


1. Intensely violent acts: photos or 3d of torture, death, dismemberment or other bodily harm

2. Photo-realistic nudity

3. Sexually themed content, activities, or spaces both 3d and photos.

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