ATTN: Designers and Bloggers — GALA Fundraiser

The topic regarding Curio vs Hush is far from over and we can do something to help out! If you are somehow lost and have no idea what I’m talking about, please read the articles linked below to catch up:

http://slspecialreport.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/curio-vs-hush/

http://roleplaystyle.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/curio-versus-hush/

http://excinerator.wordpress.com/2012/05/31/regarding-the-hushcurio-situation/

http://excinerator.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/and-the-hits-just-keep-on-coming/

How can you help? 

This is copied from Sophia Harlow’s flickr stream

Gala Fundraiser

July 9th – July 16th, there will be a fundraiser to help raise funds for Gala’s legal fees.

Confirmed participating content creators thus far: 
Truth, League, GOS, Belleza Glam Affair, Adam and Eve, SLink, One Bad Pixel
Exile, Luck Inc, Laqroki, Aura, Bare Rose, ❤ Cupcakes, and several others!!

If you are a designer interested in participating or a blogger wanting to help blog the event

EDIT (7/2/12): ****Please drop a nc on either Matchbook Monday or Sophia Harlow regarding blogging. I promise to go through all of them very quickly and will send out tags to those approved****

Update: We have been asked about whether or not Gala Phoenix is aware of the fundraiser and the answer is yes. Any further questions, please do not hesitate to IM me in-world or send me a message on Flickr.

Please feel free to post/blog/plurk this..thank you!

News about the fundraiser spread like wildfire on plurk so the organizers released more details about it:

As many of you may be aware, Gala Phoenix is currently in the midst of legal issues which have resulted in her content being removed from the grid and her major source of income lost pending their outcome. She is facing serious expenses in securing representation and taking her case to court, and the issues she’s dealing with regarding intellectual property rights should concern anyone who makes a living from SL content creation; Gala’s situation is one that any creator of original content could have the misfortune to find themselves in.

The object of this fundraiser is not only to assist Gala Phoenix but to show that the SL content creation community is stronger standing together; the event is planned for, tentatively, the second week of July (9-15 July), dates and length subject to change. Participating content creators will be offered the option of a 50% sales split or 100% donation on sales, at their discretion; if you want to create an event-exclusive item or time a new release for the event, that’s great. Venue and fine details remain to be worked out, but I’d like to thank you for your participation–and please, if you happen to have any friends or acquaintances you think may be interested in participating, pass the word along.

Contact Vivienne Graves via in-world IM or notecard if interested, and thanks!
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Hello everyone!

Thank you again for being part of the One Voice Group/Fundraiser, we appreciate each and every single one of you and are so excited to have you involved!

Just a few things:

The event is taking place July 9-15th. We will let you know for sure about the venue location in the next few days. 

PLEASEEE have your items ready and set up by the 8th so that we can let bloggers in to build a bit of hype.

The items are either 50% or 100% donation, which will be benefiting Gala’s legal fees, the choice is totally up to you. We will be sending out scripts when it is time for you to set up.

If you have any friends interested in joining us, please have them contact Vivienne Graves for more info!

Again, thank you so much for participating. The only way to truly stand a chance against these things happening is by becoming a united front.

Stay tuned for more information shortly! If you have any questions about the actual event, you can contact Vivienne or Sophia Harlow.

Let’s show support not only because of Gala but also to protect the rights of content creators who work hard to bring us high quality products. ❤

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10 thoughts on “ATTN: Designers and Bloggers — GALA Fundraiser

  1. Reblogged this on The Blogging Elf and commented:
    I just read this…and I think it is a good idea to support original content creators in SL. However, always be careful about who you give your money to. On SL, you can NEVER be completely sure, but I guess, given the names on the list, this is pretty safe. 😉 If you are uncertain, contact the creators of the listed brands and ask them about it. 🙂

    • Yes, I spoke to Sophia personally and the event will take place at Truth District so I doubt that this is a scam ^_^ Thanks! ❤

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