Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Chey Encounters the Copybot

Is It Live or Is It Memorex?

Written 23 February, 2011

Chey Encounters the Copybot

In my more than four years in Second Life I've never come face-to-face with content theft. The closest I ever came was finding a coat that looked an awful lot like my Duchess Coat from Shai. I immediately IMed Shai Owner Shai Delecroix and cued her in. I've not idea how or if the issue was resolved.

Tonight, wasting time, I took myself to Help Island Public, where a well-meaning ex-mentor gave me and a bunch of other people a folder full of free hair.

When I got home I looked at the folder. The hair was from EDT, with full perms. Hmmmm...

I pulled one hairdo out onto the floor of our Hair of 1000 Pleasures and saw the creator listed as one Jas Ebbage instead of the actual creator, Elikapeka Tiramisu. I inspected the hair and discovered the many prims had all been created within seconds of one another.

For sure this was copybotted hair.

I checked my chat history and IMed the guy who had given me the hair, droppig him a note as well, since he wasn't online. Then I IMed EDT and told Elika about the hair.


1 comment:

Brinda said...

Sadly.. your experience isn't uncommon. Particularly in a situation like yours.
I mentored on the old Help Islands for a couple of years when the default avatars were really crude and prim hair was a prize. Most of us either don't take the time or have the basic skills to look at prim dates to see copybot content.

Passing out illegal hair to nooblets in an attempt to help them today is almost a waste of time since perhaps the single biggest improvement the Lab has made is todays avatar choices.