I’ve never owned a Curio skin. But before the Curio brand, Gala sold skins just as “Gala”. I checked my inventory today and I have 13 of those Gala skins from back in early ’07, including TWO demos! That really made me laugh, don’t ask me why I have skins and DEMOS from ’07, I honestly couldn’t tell you. I’m clearly much more like this woman than I realised. Especially as I didn’t even delete them after I found them!
Despite the fact that I’ve never owned a Curio skin, I’m still actively supporting this event and while it’s great that so many designers have contributed items with the profits going toward Gala’s legal fees, that is just a bonus. The important part of this whole thing is that so many people have stood up, and worked together and created something that is not only going to help Gala but the community as a whole.
I was talking about the fundraiser to a friend this morning, she said “it’s reminded me why I play Second Life” and she’s right.
I should let you know as well that the One Voice event has been extended to run until the 22nd of July. So don’t worry if you haven’t managed to get access yet, thanks to the generosity of Eku Zhong (who donated the use of the sim as the venue) you now have extra time to get over there and show some love for Curio!
Hair – Call Me Maybe – Exile
T shirt – Team Curio Tee – Fawn @ One Voice Gala Fundraiser (100% of this items sales go to Gala!)
Pants – Silk Dupioni Beachcombers – The Sea Hole @ One Voice Gala Fundraiser (100% of this items sales go to Gala!)
Skin – Elena – LAQ @ One Voice Gala Fundraiser (100% of this items sales go to Gala!)
Pose – Adorkable
The One Voice event is now open! You can pick up this super pretty Moana skin from Essences at the event and 50% of the sales will go to Gala!
Here’s the SLURL, so get over there and get spending!
You can also find direct donation jars for Gala dotted around the event sim, or at some of the participating creator’s main stores.
Skin – Moana – Essences @ One Voice Gala Fundraiser (50% of this items sales go to Gala!)
Hair – Tomoko2 – D!va @ C88
At midnight tonight the doors of the One Voice fundraiser for Gala Phoenix will open. In case you have no idea what I’m talking about, (haha, as IF you don’t know!) One Voice is a group run by Vivienne Graves to help support the rights of legitimate content creators who are holding this event to help raise funds for Gala Phoenix (owner of Curio skins) who is in the midst of a legal battle over her creation’s copyrights.
There are several blogs around detailing more specific information about Gala’s case, I gave a couple of links in my last post for this event, but here’s another post by Salome Strangelove, which is very detailed and has the latest updates.
In case you’re thinking that this entire palava doesn’t really matter, or you’re not especially bothered because you didn’t wear Curio skins anyway…well just remember that what is happening to Curio, could happen to anyone. Tomorrow morning your favourite store could be gone from the grid. It really is that serious. It’s been so great to watch the community stand up together and make our voices heard, so make sure you get on over to that event and spend some Ls!
This is the SLURL to the event that will run from midnight tonight until the 16th of July.
Hair – Ella – Vanity Hair @ One Voice Gala Fundraiser (100% of this items sales goes to Gala!)
Skin – Roza – Glam Affair @ One Voice Gala Fundraiser (100% of this items sales goes to Gala!)
Necklace – Strand Necklace in Gala Purple – HANDverk @ One Voice Gala Fundraiser (50% of this items sales goes to Gala!)
“Standing together to support the rights of legitimate content creators.” This is the group charter for One Voice, a group organised by Vivienne Graves, that are hosting a fundraising event to help support Gala Phoenix. Gala, the owner of Curio, as you’re probably aware, is in a legal battle over the copyright of her skins.
I’m not going to go in to detail about the whole thing, other people have done that well enough and you can find information on it here by The Blogging Elf and here at the Excinerator blog. Gala also updated her blog yesterday, which you can read here.
So from July 9th to July 16th several designers, including Truth, League, GOS, Belleza Glam Affair, Adam and Eve, SLink, One Bad Pixel, Exile, Luck Inc, Laqroki, Aura and Bare Rose (just to name a few) will be taking part in the Gala Fundraiser to help raise money for Gala’s legal fees.
Either 50% or 100% (at the creators discretion) of the cost of the items that will be on sale at the event will be donated to the cause.
So make sure you visit this event and help show your support for the rights of legitimate content creators!
***UPDATE*** The event was originally scheduled to take place at Truth District, but thanks to the community rallying around it has now been moved to a full sim! There is also a new group in world called One Voice Updates, owned by Matchbox Monday, if you would like to keep up to date.