FAQs and Policy

SLACTIONS it’s a well known Virtual / Real Life scientific conference (Research conference on virtual worlds). SLACTIONS is not affiliated with Linden Lab (Second Life’s company): we ask to be mentioned as SLACTIONS (full case), slactions (lower case) or “Slactions” (title case) – please in all cases read as “Selections”. This year, and for the first time, the SLACTIONS Steering Committee included a day devoted to Machinima in the conference programme.

The SLACTIONS 2012 Machinima Festival is a Machinima competition included on the SLACTIONS 2012 Research conference on virtual worlds. The RL/SL conference will happen between 15 November 2012 and 17 November 2012. The SLACTIONS 2012 Machinima Festival and awards ceremony will be on 15 November 2012. The SLACTIONS 2012 Machinima Festival agree, approve and promote the free use of imagination. According to SLACTIONS 2012, the Machinima Festival will have a follow-up support and appreciation of work done this year as well as the Vintage category (classics from previous years).

Please, read them carefully

  1. As a condition of your use of any Service, you agree to the following:
  2. You agree that your use of the submission in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement is permitted under the applicable laws of your country and that you will use the submission in accordance with those laws, plus with our terms.
  3. You are entirely responsible for your work content and your rights, images used, video, music, and for any and all activity that occurs under your account. You agree to notify SLACTIONS 2012 Machinima Festival immediately for any breach of security in copyright content.
  4. You must not use the SLACTIONS 2012 Machinima Festival to harass, threaten, impersonate, or intimidate anyone.
  5. You must not submit any content that is unlawful, violent, rude, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable.
  6. You must not submit any content that is in violation of copyright, trademark or other law protecting intellectual property in any jurisdiction, or that violates an individual’s publicity or privacy rights.
  7. You must not violate or breach any applicable law or regulation in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to laws governing intellectual property rights, online conduct or online content).
  8. You must not use the SLACTIONS 2012 Machinima Festival for any illegal or unauthorized purpose.
  9. You must respect the entry format requested by the Jury. If in any case you have a dispute issue on your entry results you should write the complaint to the Jury, specifying and waiting for their answer.
  10. The jurisdiction encompassing this agreement is the court of Vila Real, Portugal.

Reservation of Rights

SLACTIONS 2012 Machinima Festival will provide Content on/or through the many public video hosting system, by submitting a video through our Machinima Festival you must be sure about the intellectual property and copyrighted works independent of third party provider review. All rights, title and interest not expressly granted with respect to the Machinima Festival and Content provided are reserved. All Content is provided on an “As Is” and “As Available” basis, and the SLACTIONS Organization, AviewTV or other affiliated entities reserves the right to broadcast the submitted work(s). Those works are granted to you and your Content at any time as you must endorse the content credits. Please follow these terms:

  • By submitting your work to the SLACTIONS 2012 Machinima Festival, you grant a worldwide exposure.. In other words you grant the perpetual, royalty-free, nonexclusive, fully licensed, (directly non commercial), use of submitted work(s) and its reproduction (inworld and Real Life). You warrant that: (a) you have the right and authority to grant this license; (b) SLACTIONS 2012 Machinima Festival exercise of the rights granted pursuant to this license will not infringe or otherwise violate any third party rights; and (c) all so-called moral rights in the Content have been waived to the full extent allowed by law.
    Please have in mind that we respect the copyright, we will not allow video submissions that are outside these terms (please use license free stuff and mention it on the credits).
  • By submitting your work(s) you must agree with these terms fully, any infringements may cause immediate submission termination and restriction to access this event. SLACTIONS 2012 Machinima Festival reserve the right to apply this termination without previous warning.

Despite the Jury review the content nor the Organization Event SLACTIONS 2012, in case of dispute between the legal owner of the rights of re-transmission or adapted work, the same is endorsed to the Court of Vila Real – Portugal. The contact will always by the organization, using the contact available.

The Jury of the SLACTIONS 2012 Machinima Festival reserves the right to decide the technical point of view, achievement, purpose and content of submitted papers. The SLACTIONS 2012 Machinima Festival has the goal to enrich the Digital Art. Therefore we will be more selective in innovation, imagery and film making skills. Be creative.

By submitting your work(s), you are agreeing to these terms.

Submission deadline for the festival is October 11th at Midnight. To submit your machinima, please click here.

SLACTIONS 2012 Research conference on virtual worlds – Life, imagination, and work using metaverse platforms