Today, I’ve send a friendly instant message to Philo Sion, asking about a way I could get permission to use the skin I bought from Hybrids for personal use only on OpenSim:
Hello. I hope this reaches you. I had a question for you, if I could take my skin out of SL to opensim for personal use. I’d love to chat or mail or so for a moment if it’s possible. Greetz, Vint Falken
This is the reply (one and only) I got:
[14:53] Philo Sion: No you can’t, that’s against TOS and is considered stealing.
Geeh. I know it’s against ToS. I know it is considered stealing. Would I have been asking otherwise? But I also know it’s not that hard to do - be it with or without permission of the creator. I don’t get it. If I had any dishonest intentions, I would not have asked. So if I’m willing to ask her and to figure out a way that it is legally correct - which probably would have ment paying her the amount she asks for custom skins or so - and she can’t be just a bit friendly? She just mainly tells me to sod off?! The human in me says: ‘Well, next time I don’t ask and just do. F*ck you!’. The Neko in me just wants to fire some guns at a certain lady and then rip the texture. Dead people don’t complain about copyright violations. =d
Gosh. I now wish I had chosen another manufacturer then Hybrids when I first decided to ‘try the Neko thingie’. *sobs* (And yes, now I also have a tag ‘SL assholes’.)