In my adventures on OpenSIM (as Instant Blue on OSgrid), I have found it hard to come accross anything to change parcel radio stations. There are also other problems in what you see may not be legal. (Someone may have imported something that they shouldn’t have, and shared it with the grid). To work around the problem, I made my own little boombox script that lets me change stations according to my mood. I have found it to be very handy.
On the main grid, I started having that desire to switch stations again with the simple interface of my boombox, but I didn’t have anything close at hand in my inventory. I went ahead and pulled my boombox script from the OSgrid and created the boombox on the mainland.
This brings up some interesting thoughts, as people are often complaining about stolen content making it’s way to the OpenSIM grids. Although this is a script that I wrote myself, I am a bit concerned about the protection of content on the OpenSIM grids. Some of them have permissions enforced to prevent you from modifying, copying and looking at objects. However, the administrators of the grid may be able to work their own magic to bypass the permissions that content creators have setup. The same could be said about the Lab’s capabilities as well, but there is a stronger sense of trust with the lab along with legal actions that can be taken.
If I create something on an OpenSIM grid, is my content protected? Do I retain the IP rights? Are there security holes that I should be worrried about?
I’m sure there are more questions about this, but I’m about to turn in for the night.