SLLA FORCES MAJOR LINDEN LABS CONCESSION ON AVATAR DEMOCRACY
AVATAR GUERRILLAS STORM STAGE AT WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
LL CHAIRMAN MITCH KAPOR PROMISES EVERYTHING, COMMITS TO NOTHING
Fri 26 Jan 2007: SLLA guerrillas stormed the stage at the World Economic Forum's live session at the Reuters Auditorium in Second Life.
After US politico Mark Warner failed to show, avatar rights activists took over his session and made an impassioned appeal to delegates to back self-rule for SL residents.
Later that day at the WEF, Linden Labs chairman Mitch Kapor backed the principle of avatar rights and democratic self-government for SL, but made no concrete commitments.
SLLA cadres insisted the struggle will continue until complete self-government is secured.
Coverage from New World Notes. Wagner James Au is skeptical about the SLLA but with the largest activist membership in SL this skepticism may be a little misplaced.