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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:39 am    Post subject: Discussion:IMVU's settlement for audio file related lawsuit Reply with quote

This is related to the announcement made here.

As a reminder, legal discussions are not permitted in our forums as per our forum guidelines. You should seek legal counsel for assistance.

This topic is available ONLY for on-topic posts not involving legal discussion.

The court-approved settlement website is where detailed information can be obtained.

This topic will be monitored closely and any off-topic posts or those that are not in compliance with our forum rules will be removed.

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Update post on 7/20/2016: Delivery of refunds

Update post on 1/5/2016 - Audio Product Removal


Update post on 1/8/2016 - Audio Product Removal clarification

Update post on 1/11/2016 - Lifting of 20-second restriction

Update post on 1/14/2016 - Refunds to non-US customers

Update post on 7/20/2016 - Refund process


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMVU decided to settle, hence, pled guilty. So for all the people who said it was fine and dandy, this proves otherwise. to say 'without any admission of wrong doing'? lol... that's a joke...
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

People settle lawsuits for other reasons than guilt.

Sometimes, it's just cheaper than fighting.

I am only speaking in general...not addressing IMVU's reasons for settling in any way, shape, or form.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you going to send messages out so people have the option of taking real credits instead of predits. Not everyone reads the foums
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Are you going to send messages out so people have the option of taking real credits instead of predits. Not everyone reads the foums


From the main announcement thread:

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Affected customers will receive an email notice from the independent settlement administrator and an Inbox message from IMVU.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Varsha wrote:
SteamySin wrote:
Are you going to send messages out so people have the option of taking real credits instead of predits. Not everyone reads the foums


From the main announcement thread:

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Affected customers will receive an email notice from the independent settlement administrator and an Inbox message from IMVU.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just one quick question.. does this mean that the tracks will be removed from the accounts?

Because some people might have a LOT of music that is just taking up space and is clutter.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Just one quick question.. does this mean that the tracks will be removed from the accounts?

Because some people might have a LOT of music that is just taking up space and is clutter.


From the FAQs I have posted:

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I own affected audio products. What will happen to them?

As part of the settlement agreement reached, IMVU will make a change so that all audio products uploaded to the catalog prior to September 21, 2008 and that currently remain in the catalog will play at their full length. This does not include products that violate U.S. copyright laws.

Date of this change will be determined by the court based on final approval of this settlement.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well thats over with .
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheBratGirl wrote:
People settle lawsuits for other reasons than guilt.

Sometimes, it's just cheaper than fighting.

I am only speaking in general...not addressing IMVU's reasons for settling in any way, shape, or form.



well, we know from the past that IMVU's CEO mr.bretty brett could only come up with $100 for the als water bucket challenge. they need the money people are spending on products of music media to go towards buying tracks directly from them. Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am I reading this correctly.. that IMVU is lifting the 20 second rule, so now audio files longer than 20 seconds can be submitted again?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How is this going to affect the up to 20 second music clips?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lSASSYl wrote:
Am I reading this correctly.. that IMVU is lifting the 20 second rule, so now audio files longer than 20 seconds can be submitted again?


That is not correct. There is no change to the 20-second limit on audio play for products.

Here is the exact information for certain products that are affected (not all products and no change to our policies regarding products being submitted now or in the future.

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I own affected audio products. What will happen to them?

As part of the settlement agreement reached, IMVU will make a change so that all audio products uploaded to the catalog prior to September 21, 2008 and that currently remain in the catalog will play at their full length. This does not include products that violate U.S. copyright laws.

Date of this change will be determined by the court based on final approval of this settlement.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am curious about this part of the notice if someone could explain...

"you used the IMVU service at least once after January 31, 2011, when IMVU limited the playback length of all audio file products to twenty seconds; your IMVU Account has not been terminated by IMVU for violations of IMVU terms of service;"

To me this sounds like IMVU can terminate any account for giving them credits that I spent real life money on for something they approved to be in their catalog and then later changed their minds and didn't even return my credits. Hopefully I am TOTALLY reading this wrong...
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AmeliaBucks wrote:
I am curious about this part of the notice if someone could explain...

"you used the IMVU service at least once after January 31, 2011, when IMVU limited the playback length of all audio file products to twenty seconds; your IMVU Account has not been terminated by IMVU for violations of IMVU terms of service;"

To me this sounds like IMVU can terminate any account for giving them credits that I spent real life money on for something they approved to be in their catalog and then later changed their minds and didn't even return my credits. Hopefully I am TOTALLY reading this wrong...


Your account will NOT be terminated because of this. The message is stating that you are receiving this message because you qualify and one criteria is not having an account that has been disabled by IMVU for policy violations (un-related).
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