You may or may not know about some of the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) abuse that is happening. I’m a free market supporter and in general believe in protecting Intellectual Property Rights. But, this 2001 law in the USA, with similar laws in other counties, violates some of ideas expressed by the founding fathers of America. This law uses guilty until proven innocent logic, which is about as anti-American and anti-freedom as one can get. The remedy to prevent misuse, which opponents of the law said would never work, is a law suit for damages.
The problem is a DMCA Complaint is easy to file with almost no downside. Fighting it is difficult and there is no real up side. The recording industry and related companies liked that it was difficult to fight and easy to use. DMCA has consistently been misused for coercion and elimination of competition. We are seeing its misuse in Second Life™.
So, there are fund raisers going on to fight such abuse in SL. One such is from One Voice. There is a 5 skin, eyes, and shape pack on sale at Pulse Avatar Art. 100% of the sale price goes to support Gala Phoenix and hopefully pay her legal fees to fight what many of us consider a bogus DMCA filing. US$20,000 is needed, at least.
Check out the skins here: Pulse Skin SLURL.
Read more about fund raiser here: Pulse Avatar Art.