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Warner Brothers Doesn’t Love Japan :-(

Warner Brothers Doesn’t Love Japan, and neither does the company Metaverse Mod Squad. Further, they don’t love anyone who doesn’t speak English in the Warner Brothers sims in Second Life. People who don’t speak English in open chat are told to speak English, and then ejected if they do not.

I was shocked and outraged to find out that this has been going on for two years!

Read Dancien Grave’s article about the situation on the Shopping Cart Disco blog here: http://shoppingcartdisco.com/?p=2452.

Warner Brothers is owned by Times Warner. Here’s an overview of Warner Brothers: http://www.timewarner.com/corp/businesses/detail/warner_bros/index.html.

I found a form on Warner Brothers’ website where comments and questions can be submitted here: http://www.warnerbros.com/main/help/customer_service.html.

On the Metaverse Mod Squad website (http://www.metaversemodsquad.com), I found that one of the company’s board members works for the U.S. Department of State. Hmmmm…


  1. June 29, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    I commented on SCD about this so I going to copy and paste, LOL:

    Its a difficult situation when it comes to venues and sims that attracts speakers using a variety of different languages. Let me preface this by saying I do not EVER condone the sim banning people for refusing to speak English ever. But I do have a very close German friend who ran very popular electronic club for sometime in SL. His “rule” was in public chat please use English. The primary reason is that electronic clubs attract a broad spectrum of nationalities. At any given moment the club could have a several Germans, Dutch, French, Spanish, Japanese and English speaking British and North Americans. The reality is English is really an international language now and he knew that if everyone spoke English, most could participate in the chat. There was a group of German girls who we all knew and spoke excellent English that refused to comply but he did not ban them. He would gently ask them, please speak german in IM or in Private Group Chat so others don’t feel excluded. Eventually they came around and became a part of the “family” we had developed in the club.

    Maybe if WB took that approach vs “we just want it this way cause we are a US based company”, perhaps they wouldn’t have the issues they have now.

  2. dinamite Kidd
    July 2, 2009 at 5:20 am

    I am japanese..
    When I visit venues owned by not Japanese people,I speak english..and if I need to talk with Japanese friend, I can use IM for our Japanese comversation.
    This is ..just mind about other audience..

    I love to be in a variety of different languages situation. I am an owner of music venues in Japanese owned SIMs and organize live event quite often. Various Countries musitians come to my venue and perform for a variety of different countries people.
    Audiences speaks Japanese, english, spanish, german..
    and enjoy same music together!I love it!

    I realy want to respect others.
    Sometime..different language makes problem..I know..
    But I believe we can understand each other without same language.
    Because…we have a heart.

  1. June 30, 2009 at 12:26 pm
  2. July 2, 2009 at 2:04 pm

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