Originally Posted by Qie Niangao
That's a very interesting point.
One thing that's been nagging at me is whether there's irrefutable evidence that JLU accessed alt identity information after prohibited in the ToS. As I've been saying, it should be enough for them to have ever mentioned an alt identity in-world, even if that information was gathered from an external source. That may not be enough to get their accounts terminated, however, even if that's established.
The problem is, though, that we're never going to get irrefutable evidence one way or another, absent something like the kind full forensic examination of computer logs both sides would commission in a criminal trial.
Which leaves us -- leaves LL, rather -- with the question of what LL should do about JLU. Given that some senior members of JLU, at least, have shown themselves fully capable of thoroughly underhand and unscrupulous behaviour, and they're perfectly willing to discuss, at the very least, fabricating evidence against their opponents, I'm fast coming to the conclusion that LL should, first, review all their decisions taken to terminate accounts, or suspend them indefinitely, that were taken wholly or primarily as a result of information provided by the JLU, and the Lab should also seriously consider whether JLU's activities, taken as a whole, are really compatible with people's enjoyment of SL and whether or not that organisation should be disbanded.
I, for one, certainly don't like the idea people are being spied on, and having files kept on them, by some unofficial spandex stasi.