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Permissions on Objects


Permissions on Objects

  • A brief description of the different levels of permissions in SL (Click here for full details)
    • Modify – if this option is allowed (ticked) in the properties tab, then the next person can make changes to it or delete it. Modifying could be changing the colour/texture of an object or re-sizing it. If the object is ‘no modify’, no alterations or deletions are permitted. NB – object within another object can have different modify settings, i.e. if an object inside a ‘box’ has no modify, but the box has ‘modify’ on the permissions, then the size of the box can be altered, but not the object inside the box
    • Copy – if this option is allowed, then the object can be copied (without any number of limits). The details of the creater will remain on the object copied. NB – if there’s an object with ‘no copy’ inside another object with ‘copy’, the inside object must be removed to copy the outside object V-. (I call this the ‘Russian Doll’ effect 😉
    • Transfer – if the transfer is allowed, then the owner (the original creator) of the object can transfer, sell, give away his/her object. Once the object is transferred, the next owner updates the permissions for the object.
    • For SL Permission Listings, refer to the Archived Forum
  • Suggestions of when you might use different permissions:
    • on collaborative projects – where a team of people are responsible for different aspects/parts of the items created in SL. A bit like an assembly line for a car :-), where each part of an object is created by a specialist in that area, and then is passed  on to the next person to develop the object further 🙂
    • for testing the reliability of the object – once the permissions are set up, the best way to test them would be by trying out the options with your ALT (alternate avatar)
    • to transfer it ‘freely’ or for commercial purposes – when the object in question is ready to pass on, for either commercial purposes or giving it away for free 🙂
    • when creating an object for an organisation (where the copyright belongs to the organisation/company) – if the creator is associated with an organisation, the permission setting need to be in order, as only the original creator of an object can delete it V-.
    • to keep the copyright of the object created – see the blog on IP for more details (soon to be posted)

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  1. 13/05/2011 1:56 am

    “Russian Doll effect” Good idea!

    • 13/05/2011 3:20 pm

      Thanks Eason – so important to know which object is inside which other object and with what permissions???

  2. Clare Atkins permalink
    03/06/2011 1:48 pm

    Just a small correction on Transfer. The creator always has the option to transfer but can set the Transfer rights for the next owner to allow the next owner to pass it on or not. Once permissions have been set by the creator they can’t be changed by subsequent owners.

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