IMVU Copyright Infringement Problem

Roy Gordon
Anonymous 8 Comments
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IMVU is a web and client based program where a user is able to create artwork (mesh and texture art) for use of its community. Stated in IMVU's TOS(Terms of service), it reads“YOU RETAIN OWNERSHIP OF ANY COPYRIGHTS OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS APPLICABLE TO ANY WORK OF AUTHORSHIP OR INFORMATION YOU CREATE AND SUBMIT TO IMVU, SUCH AS YOUR SUBMISSIONS.” This is true to an extent but as multipleinfringementsare made daily it gets too much for one person to handle. The TOS also includes DMCA and Counter System which, even with the changes make it harder for the actual creator to state their copyright. Some users on IMVU think copyright infringement is just a game things like slander and emotional distress is quite rampant in these situations and IMVU amplifies the game aspect of a law by doing nothing. Please sign this so we can tell IMVU that we do care that our copyright is being infringed and IMVU needs to do something more than just accept DMCA’s and Counters. Help me fight the source and make 2014 the year of the creator.



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  • Karl Smith
    Karl Smith United Kingdom, Middlesbrough
    Sep 15, 2017
    Sep 15, 2017
    I am trying to contact the (mesh&texture) Third-Party artists... for a permission of use... to use the visual look(s) of products in a comic outside of the IMVU world.

    User/Creators have made this quite hard by blocking messages from those who are not currently 'added as friends' OR those without an 'access pass'. I am not using anything digital, I do not use 'any created meshes' just the visual look. ie an eyebrow on a character etc. The 2D look of a head created at a certain angle.

    I use it as a tool for storytelling... just to save me drawing freehand. In an act of goodwill i'm trying to get the permission of everyone no matter how minor the item.
  • Sonya Litchfield
    Sonya Litchfield United States, Columbus
    Sep 19, 2015
    Sep 19, 2015
    I want an attorney seriously... Their catalog would be empty if they actually followed the copyright laws already in existence. On a much brighter note, read Microsoft's privacy policy which apparently went into effect at the beginning of 2015. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview-privacy-statement

    Hey, if you can find a copyright attorney willing to take on a class action lawsuit against IMVU feel free to let me know. Although they continue to change the TOS and even telling the developers it is their responsibility to follow these laws - they make no effort of explaining any law, nor the ramifications of copyright infringement and make no attempt to prevent their developer community from continuing the rampant theft; so IMVU should be held accountable. And if found guilty - they would have no choice but to pay not only damages, but every cent they have earned from the theft they've not only allow but continue to profit from. So IMVU would have to pay every cent they've earned from every product sold AND would have to DESTROY all products found to be in violation of copyright laws! IMVU would no longer have a catalog at all!
  • Sweet
    Sweet Canada, Winnipeg
    Dec 29, 2013
    Dec 29, 2013
    I Support it.
  • Amie
    Amie Australia, Adelaide
    Dec 29, 2013
    Dec 29, 2013
    Absolutely support this.
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