The SaveMe Oh Manifesto


I wish to change global legislation to facilitate the emerging information society, which is characterized by diversity and openness. I do this by requiring an increased level of respect for the avatars and their right to privacy, as well as reforms to LINDEN copyright and patent law.

The three core beliefs of my manifesto are the need for protection of avatar’s rights, the will to free our culture from the LINDEN, and the insight that LINDEN patents and private monopolies are damaging our virtual society.

LINDEN world is a control and surveillance society where practically everyone is registered and watched. It is counterproductive to a modern judicial virtual world to impose surveillance on all its avatars, thereby treating them as suspects. Democracy pre-supposes a strong protection for avatar’s rights.

Copyright was created to benefit society in order to encourage acts of creation, development and spreading of cultural expressions. In order to achieve these goals, I want a balance between common demands of availability and distribution on the one hand, and the demands of the creator to be recognized and remunerated on the other. I claim that today’s copyright system unbalanced. A society where cultural expressions and knowledge is free for all on equal terms benefits the whole of the society. I claim that widespread and systematic abuses of today’s copyrights are actively counter-productive to these purposes by limiting both the creation of, and access to, cultural expressions.

LINDEN privatized monopolies are one of virtual worlds worst enemies, as they lead to price-hikes and large hidden costs for avatars. Patents are officially sanctioned monopolies on ideas. LINDEN diligently race to hold patents they can use against smaller competitors to prevent them from competing on equal terms. A monopolistic goal is not to adjust prices and terms to what the market will bear, but rather use their ill-gotten rights as a lever to raise prices and set lopsided terms on usage and licensing. I want to limit the opportunities to create damaging and unnecessary monopoly situations.

Democracy, Avatars’ Rights and Personal Freedoms

The avatar’s right to privacy will be written in my first constitution. From this fundamental right springs several other basic avatar rights like the rights to free speech, freedom of opinion, to obtain information as well as the right to culture and personal development. All attempts by LINDEN to curtail these rights must be questioned and met with powerful opposition.

All powers, systems and methods that the LINDEN can use against its avatars must be under constant evaluation and scrutiny by new elected officials. When the LINDEN uses surveillance powers against regular avatars who are not suspected of any crime, it is a fundamentally unacceptable and clear violation of the avatar’s right to privacy. Each avatar must be guaranteed the right to anonymity which is inherent to our constitution and the right of the individual to control all use of his or her personal data must be strengthened.

I take a stand against special legislation for griefer-related crimes. The muting and ejecting codes that are already in place for actions that harm or threaten avatars or their property are sufficient. LINDEN’s anti-freedom laws nullify due process of law, and risk being used as a repressive tool against artists and dissidents.

The LINDEN must respect in future my new constitution not just in saying, but in practice. Respect for the avatars and their privacy shall mean that principles like prohibition of torture, integrity of lawmaking, due process of law, messenger immunity, and the postal secret are not negotiable. I shall and will act to expose and bring down an administration that I consider doesn’t respect avatar rights, as expected from a virtual world.

Free Our Culture

When copyrights were originally created, they only regulated the right of a creator to be recognized as the creator. It has later been expanded to cover commercial copying of works as well as also limiting the natural rights of private avatars and non-profit organizations. I say that this shift of balance has prompted an unacceptable development for all of our virtual society. Economic and technological developments have pushed copyright laws way out of balance and instead it infers unjust advantages for a few large market players at the expense of consumers, creators and society at large. I want to free our secondlife cultural heritage and make it accessible to all. Ideas, knowledge and information are by nature non-exclusive and their common value lies in their inherent ability to be shared and spread.

Private monopolies shall be combated.

The LINDEN shall archive documents and make them publicly available in open formats. It shall be possible to communicate with everybody without being tied to a certain private supplier of software. The use of open source in the public sector, including schools, shall be stimulated by me.

Closing words

I wish to guard avatar’s rights, their right to privacy and basic avatar rights. When the LINDEN routinely put its avatars under surveillance, it invariably leads to abuse of powers, lack of freedoms and injustices. I demand a correction of these injustices. I demand justice, freedom and democracy for the avatars.

Today’s copyright and patent laws lead to harmful monopolies, the loss of important democratic values, hinders the creation of culture and knowledge, and prevents them from reaching the avatars. I demand the abolishment of patents and fair and balanced laws of copyrights, rooted in the will of the avatars, to enrich avatar’s lives, enable a healthy business climate, create a knowledge and cultural commons, and thereby benefiting the development of virtual society as a whole.

Therefore I seek a mandate from the avatars to represent them in these issues.

My goal is to use a tie breaker position in secondlife, that drives the issues in our platform in a satisfactory manner.

OH yes, be free

Vote for SaveMe Oh

Lofts Are Open

Group Notice From: lizsolo Mathilde

The new Odyssey Artist in Residence Lofts are now officially open and we are celebrating throughout the day - please drop up and visit the new studios (built by Chi5 Shenzhou) and meet some of the Artists in Residence - Sca Shilova, Pyewacket Kazyanenko, nora Furlough, Ze Moo, Xisuthra Lomu, Ze Moo, SaveMe Oh, Masami Kuramoto, Chi5 Shenzhou with lizsolo Mathilde and Fau Ferdinand as onsite technical support. All are welcome to visit today.

Apmel var där tidigare idag och tittade in på SaveMe Ohs loft innan fotbollen började :) 

Comment by Aaron Ishelwood on June 15, 2010 7:46 pm

Brilliant Idea, we should have the right for free representation
They forced this 2,0 down our throughts, while no one wanted it
LL should realise they are more then just a company, they are a world community, with people behind each av
And this av says, we have the right to know what is going on, the right to be heard and the right to elect our representatives !
Go SaveMe Oh ! 


Damn SaveMe! If you were running for office in RL, you would have my vote. You are reminding me of the brave souls who founded my country, the USA. Sadly that spirit is in short supply these days.

I feel that the capitalist model more resembles a Hieronymus Bosch painting of grotesquery than an ideal system for human beings to live under.

Unrelenting greed seems to me an unsound foundation for a social system. Especially in light of it’s recent catastrophic fails :P

And yeah, I am guilty of having a mind.

p.s. Please come to OSgrid soon. The culture there is very free and quite refreshing. Plus not a friggin Linden in sight.

Mildly apologizes for the rant :P

När kandi blev roadmanager och Apmel tutade i sin vovuzela

SaveMe Oh: last year i didnt knew yet i was going to be president

SaveMe Oh: we will get rid of the LINDEN dicatatorship
Vuvuzela whispers: BAFANA BAFANA!!!!
ush Underwood: apmel apmel
SaveMe Oh: we will get rid of LINDEN time
SaveMe Oh: LINDEN money
SaveMe Oh: we will connect every sim we can find
SaveMe Oh: open source or not
SaveMe Oh: and all borders will be eliminated
SaveMe Oh: free traffic for all
SaveMe Oh: we share all our inventories
Vuvuzela whispers: BAFANA BAFANA!!!!
ush Underwood: can we all share our belly buttons ?
SaveMe Oh: and free belly buttons for the ones who love to stare at their own
Vuvuzela whispers: BAFANA BAFANA!!!!
SaveMe Oh: free earplugs will be distibuted
Vuvuzela whispers: BAFANA BAFANA!!!!

Rose Borchovski: did you get invite to group ampel?
Apmel Goosson: yes rose..but i´m in too many groups already
SaveMe Oh: yes, and even the swedisch people will be welcome if they will unfreeze a little
SaveMe Oh: ampel dump a group
SaveMe Oh: let me suggest you dump carp, pirats or caerelon
SaveMe Oh: or IBM
SaveMe Oh: as they are all LINDEN slaves

Voting Box shouts: You voted in favour of SaveMe Oh, YES!
Vuvuzela whispers: BAFANA BAFANA!!!!
Juliet Claridge: nice shirt
Apmel Goosson: it ´s a gift..
Juliet Claridge: and nice... erm... horn
SaveMe Oh: I will assimilate every LINDEN
SaveMe Oh: before they notice
Selavy Oh: you have to hurry, saveme
Selavy Oh: the lindens are getting less and less

SaveMe Oh: we are the leading family of secondlife, we have to take our responsibilty
SaveMe Oh: and do it better
Kandinsky Beaumont: thx Rose I will join as soon as I have left another...
ush Underwood: kandi kandi
SaveMe Oh: why you think everybody wants an OH as friend?
SaveMe Oh: and not a LINDEN?
Apmel Goosson: they do?
SaveMe Oh: look in your friendslist ampel and tell me
SaveMe Oh: is there an OH?
Apmel Goosson: you are there..but you don´t count saveme:)
SaveMe Oh: I rest my case

Fau Ferdinand: pass the joint ampel
Vuvuzela whispers: BAFANA BAFANA!!!!
ush Underwood: i feel so free -- how comes?
SaveMe Oh: its the positive vibrations USH
ush Underwood: ah oh
SaveMe Oh: germans are special sensible for that
ush Underwood: of course
ush Underwood: what else
Apmel Goosson: i thought it was my hornplaying
Vuvuzela whispers: BAFANA BAFANA!!!!
SaveMe Oh: your horny playing also helps
ush Underwood: cave diem! carpe canem!
SaveMe Oh: luctor et emergo
Juliet Claridge: sursum corda
Juliet Claridge: ad excelsa tendo
ush Underwood: ora & labora?
SaveMe Oh: 右も左もわかりません。
Juliet Claridge: lol
Apmel Goosson: keep it up.. make the rest of us feel dumb
ush Underwood: ave maria
ush Underwood: ave save
Juliet Claridge: gratia plena
ush Underwood: pater noster?
Kandinsky Beaumont: hehe ush!
Juliet Claridge: :-))
Apmel Goosson: must be a name of a porn clip
SaveMe Oh: mater noster
ush Underwood: it is
Juliet Claridge: ora pro nobis
SaveMe Oh: Im glad I have no dumb voters
ush Underwood: timeo danaos et donas ferentes
Juliet Claridge: that's my fav, Ush
ush Underwood: hugs juliet

Apmel Goosson: well i have to go the level of intelligens might rise
Juliet Claridge: hihihi
ush Underwood: apmel apmel
Kandinsky Beaumont: yes I will leave too so it will be extra high
ush Underwood: APMEL !
Apmel Goosson: cu all..saveme for president!!!
lizsolo Mathilde: see you ampel
SaveMe Oh: thanks ampel
Kandinsky Beaumont: goodnight to you all !
Rose Borchovski: bye bye Kandi)))
Kandinsky Beaumont: Free the avatar!!
SaveMe Oh: I will make you roadmanager  



When Rose Borchovski's work THE KISS was rejected from SL7B your new president lead the way in the storm of protests against it.

Petitions were written, film maker Peter Greenaway added his comment and artists followed their president in strikes and demonstrations.

Here are the machinima's some artists made about the event.

First is from Penumbra Carter, second from ColeMarie Soleil and the third from Larkworthy Antfarm. And the last one? Mine of course!