Saturday, June 26, 2010
And even more - you already did the hunt? Maybe you should do it once again, cause many shopowners did a brand new gift for you soccerfanatics out there! So here is the new sneek-peek on some of the provided gifts. Fasten your seatbelts, strikers ^^
You loved the last cute shoulderbear from Chehalis? Good news, cause here is another one ;-) Cute, cuddly and with a faible for soccer (of course)
Also our friends from Joseph made another soccer sweater which is available by today at their place. Good idea to check back at their place - face it! You just can not have too much sweaters in your virtual closet.
Be greedy ladies. You liked the outfit provided from K! Fashion - wahey - here is yet another sexy one for you. And if you want to have that african vibe also then better check out the leopard print boots.
And again something new for you to wear. IC DESIGN have been very generous and designed these neat soccer shirts for you.
The USC Texture Tomb sends you on a safari with new textures for building, decoration and working with. Bring something african to your virtual home :-)
And not enough - these are just SOME of the new gifts to get at the Go4Goal Hunt. But we are right now in the process of working on another surprise for you guys! So better be posted on this blog - cause more is yet to come.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
the last days brought some unsecurities to the hunt and this note is to sort them all out. First of all – and maybe the most important news to everyone: The hunt is still on and it will run til its end 11th July 2010. :-)
Nevertheless we have to look into these trademark and copyright issues. Therefore I will take the opportunity of this blog to make several things clearer (hopefully)
As you probably know we have been contacted by Linden Labs regarding possible trademark violations. That does not mean that the guys from Linden are the bad guys who want to spoil the fun for everyone. See it as hint that there maybe could be some copyright issues with your huntgift or also maybe with some sales items you are providing. There are no good guys or bad guys in this game. Copyright protection is a really complicated topic. And also I will tell you all out there that Linden Labs are huge fans of the hunt and are quite supportive.
What am I allowed to use and what not?
In this special case FIFA protected nearly everything that stands in relation to the World Cup in South Africa. That means: every symbol, every logo, every mascot, the cup itself but even combination of words containing "World Cup" are registered trademarks and must not be used for any kind of item. This also goes for logos of sportswear manufacturers like adidas, puma, nike, ...etc. And it also concernes the new soccerball the teams are using in the match.
BUT: This does not count for flags like i.e. the South African Flag, the German Flag...etc. as long as you use it not in an insulting way (burning flags, ripped flags...etc.). This also does not count for the old soccerball we use as huntitem (the one with the octagons on it).
So if you have used any of the above mentioned symbols or words better remove them. And here comes the challenge: We are in SECOND LIFE and everything is possible here. You can make up your mind about a "fictional" sports manufacturer on your own. Do not use three stripes but two or four. Do not use the Nike-Hook but a wave. Do not use the puma but a kittycat or a coyote. You see - the range is wide open and all of us in SL are quite creative in making things up - a small logo should not be the point of just giving up ;-)
Picture- and Personal rights:
This is also a very tricky one. It can cause problems if you use photographs of soccerplayers, trainers and even arenas for your gift. Many people are not aware of that also pictures of avatars in SL count under personal rights! So if you use i.e. Pictures of hunters in your store for your huntblog this can be a violation of personal rights of SL-residents. Of course you can always ask them if you are allowed to use the picture and if they agree you are absolutely on the safe side.
So if you have used pictures of celebrities for one of your items (either for the hunt or in general on sales items) better replace them with i.e. a leopard or zebra pattern. Nearly anything goes as long as you made it on your own and not just took it out of google picture search and pasted it on your item.
What is this all about? I mean - i give away the item for free...
That is right - we all do not make money - either virtual or real life currency - out of this.
BUT: The FIFA and also the sport manufacturers payed really big money to protect their brands. That includes also the possibility to sell their brands to i.e. broadcaster who are allowed to use them during the games. On the bottom line FIFA could come to the idea to sell their logos and brands to one vendor in SL exclusivly and make money out of it. And that is where the problems start: If the vendor pays the FIFA for using their brands on his clothing, furniture or whatever, the vendor needs to be sure about that he/she is the ONLY one using the brands. The very same goes for picture copyrights and personal copyrights.
OMG - they gonna get your ass in jail for that...
Nope, they are not. We are the organisers of this hunt and we did not violated any of the above mentioned trademarks. But as organisers we do want to stress this issue to all people out there. By the way - this is exactly the same thing Linden Labs did with us. And again - it is not that Linden Labs wants to cancel the hunt or all the fun. It is - like we do now - to make people aware of possible issues.
OMG - they gonna get MY ass in jail for that...
Nope, they are not. Even if you used a symbol or did a trademark violation by just not knowing about the rights. But therefore it is essential that you all check with your huntgifts AND your salesitems in the store if there is such a thing like the above mentioned problems. And if there is - alter that a.s.a.p. Use "Soccerfun South Africa" instead of "Wold Cup 2010" or even "The Beautiful Game" (which is very british by the way ;-) ). Remove the issued logos and brands from your huntgifts AND from your gift-promotionshots! Like said above - use your imagination. If your store is on a sim called "Posemuckelhausen" make up your mind about the gears of the "Posemuckelhausen Soccer Team" (even if they did not made it in the finals of the cup ;-) ).
Final thoughts about trademark violations and copyright protection:
Without bragging the Go4Goalhunt is right now one of the most awared hunts at this time of the year which is quite natural since the World Cup is up and running. The above written stuff is specific for the vendors of the G4GH. But that also goes with every item that can be seen offworld - may it be a movieposter, a motorcicle, a comicbook character or whatever. It has been a grey area in SL for a long time - but since this issues hit us like a bolt of lightning the last two days this is the possibility to check and doublecheck and also to discuss this topic. In fact a discussion would be quite helpful - so let us know your thoughts about that - either via e-mail or IM's or notecards. We will publish them here in this blog (if you allow us) with making your name/avatar name invisible. The blog is a wonderful tool to share and so is also the Sports Hunt Group.
We provide here again the link to the trademark guidlines provided by FIFA:
In any case: If you have any questions or still feel insecure about that topic - you can always call Manuel and myself inworld. :-)
Hugz and Love
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
we received an e-mail today from Linden Labs regarding possible trademark violations with the huntgifts. That means the usage of copyright protected logos, symbols, signs but also logo-writings and mascots.
We have informed the shopowners with the issued huntgifts inworld already via notecards or in IM's. Most of them will alter their huntgifts to something that they made up or are free to use (like flags or selfmade illustrations of soccerballs...etc.). Nevertheless: we highly recommend that every shopowner doublechecks with their gifts if there could be a legal issue with it. If you are unsure about it - here are the trademark guidelines provided by FIFA:
Also we have removed the issuable promotionpictures of the huntgifts from this blog and replaced them with a placeholder. Of course we will show the new and altered huntgifts as soon as we receive the new pictures.
I might happen that some landmarks in the gifts lead to places who have taken out their gift because of above mentioned issues. So hunters - please check the hint-page here - we update it as soon as we have the information.
Thank you for your support
Feeling like you scored? Show everybody in Second Life with these neat soccer pose set from Milestone Creations.
This denim dress is the second gift from K! Fashion - remember they have hidden two balls in each of their wings of the store!
These fan outfits come from IC DESIGN and as you can see in the pictures - there are some for the boys and some for the girls also.
Want to make your own soccer home or just a place to show your soccer appreciation? No problem at all anymore cause USC Texture Tomb donated these texture boxes for some individual World Cup Fun.
Monday, June 21, 2010
This nice suit is the gift from Lemania Indigo Designs - and do not get fooled by the pretty lady on the picture boys: This one is unisex :-)
22769 casual couture donated two gifts for the hunt - this is one of both: The south african trainer for boys and girls.
And finally something to decorate your home: Icarus video and lightning designed this unique lamp with ontouch lightning for the hunt.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Of course you can kick some balls barefoot but we highly recommend these cleats from DUH!
The POLBRESION MANKESI shop donates many shirts for some nice soccer action on the green and also for beeing perfectly dressed as fan.
The La Quintessenza Art Gallery has put not one, not two, but four original soccerartworks in their gift. But not enough - they provide you also with this nice soccergear.
X-Clusive Animations made up their mind for a brillant gift: A goal with an arguing animation between the referee and the keeper. Really funny!
Saturday, June 19, 2010
The hunt made it again into the blogs. Here a list of them:
Arya Braveheart has a lovely blog where she shows what she loves in sl. She wrote three entries about the go4goal hunt. And she added some lovely pictures she made herself.
This blog entry is really special. It shows nearly all gifts which are available in the hunt. I have no clue how much time it took to do this entry but i could imagine that it must have been a while. Its really impressing. And i have to admit it made me grin, as all items are shown on a male avatar.http://congrejo.wordpress.com/2010/06/16/g4g-geschenke/ http://ffform.blogspot.com/2010/06/look-of-day_16.html
Josef crafted this neat World Cup Sweater with sculpted sleeve cuffs for the Go4Goal Hunt.
Juice is gifting you this goalie soccer shirt also with prim cuffs.
Dogstar sends you to a safari with this unique shirt.
After yesterdays matches it really is not easy to post this one ^^. But nevertheless: G-Series donates the full referee outfit complete with whistle and hopefully not so many yellow and red cards like seen on friday.
Friday, June 18, 2010
These brown jeans are the gift from D-Design. They have an unisex fit and nice subtile african patterns and tucks for that special African flair.
B Side Couture donated these flowerish Beach Shorts with sculpted cuffs and drownstraines.
PEER kicks it like Beckham with the unisex Beckham-denims in grey stonewash style.
And finally the third gift from GESAMTKUNSTWERK is a complete soccer ball avatar with jumping animation. And as you might have guessed - you need no trousers at all for this one ;-)
Thursday, June 17, 2010
(coZy in heLL) Wonderland donates two gifts. There is this cute African skin with tribal tattoos for the girls and the "Love for South Africa-Tee" for the lads.
As you probably know - it is winter right now in South Africa. Style Extrem thought about that and put the stylish unisex windbreaker in South African Style in their gift.
Like said in the previous post the guys from GESAMTKUNSTWERK have crafted many gifts for the hunt - so this one here is also to find in their soccerball. Obviously it is the fan-gear from the German team - so make a guess from which state the owners come from ;-)
Chehalis Design did a brillant job to combine the topics soccer with Aouth Africa. You can find the cute shoulder-bear together with the soccerball-necklace hidden in their store.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
These neat necklaces for male and female soccerfans can be found at Secret October.
This unisex soccerbelt in denim stlye with flexi chains comes with a resizer and was donated by Cortes 'n' Rossini.
GESAMTKUNSTWERK made a couple of gifts for the Go4Goal Hunt. This is one of them - the green arena-playground hair.
COGOO gifts a real showbag for soccerfans. You can expect a cute soccerbra, a couchpotato tee and also a couchpotato goal animation - like we will see in many livingrooms these days ;-)
And what is a couchpotato without a decent soccersofa? This one is the gift from Simply Basic.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
a befriended blogger thankfully passed us a notecard regarding possible real life IP RIGHT VIOLATIONS. We want to stress here that ALL OFFICIAL LOGOS of the soccer world cup are registered trademarks - same goes for the official soccer outfits of all the teams fighting for the cup right now. I also want to explain that this hunt is all about fun and devotion to the games in South Africa and that none of you vendors and bloggers are gaining virtual or real life sales with this hunt.
But nevertheless - to be on the safe side and not to face some RL legal problems - it might be clever to AVOID these trademarks. If you have used them please consider to exchange them to something you made up on your own (like we did with the hunt sign).
For you bloggers also - please avoid to use official logos or photographys as background for showing off the goodies of the hunt. You can find a very good explanation about legal stuff with links to official websites here.
Thanxx for your support and consideration :-)
These baggys come with a texture changer (for the right flag of your team) and also with a flag to wave and cheer. It is donated by AoD-Designz.
Fico Style bring you this up to date baggy outfit with beacon.
Also Fashion Evolution donates an outfit containing baggies and a neat yellow poloshirt.
And finally NUX System build a splendid playground for some soccer action for you: A complete soccer field.
Monday, June 14, 2010
This cute "Majordoll"-Dress with Zebrapatterns comes from Orquidea and is the perfect fit for a Safari.
These outfits for her and him are donated by a shop called CACAO - a shop for traditional african clothing.
Going wild with this unisex tribal necklace from PA Designe.
And finally resting from todays safari on this deluxe fireplace from Fearless Nation.