Filed under: Internet Life and Humanity, Linden Lab and Second Life, SL Marketplace
It’s no big secret that there are literally thousands of items for sale in Second Life™ that violate Copyright Law. When Mesh was added to the platform, the sudden flood of copied and otherwise ill-gotten items virtually exploded. For their part, Linden Lab has tried to keep a lid on things, but the attitude of most people using Second Life seems to be one of “everyone else is doing it.” To say it makes LL’s job harder is a gross understatement.
Today’s post comes about as a result of an interesting conversation I had with a fellow SL Resident about their intentions and opinions on Copyright Law. It was a follow-up of sorts to a post they made on the SL Forums asking for someone to help them break the law .. and my response to their post.
Filed under: Linden Lab and Second Life, The Project to Save Second Life
There have been a lot of words written trying to understand why Linden Lab makes the decisions they make. The term “Inscrutable” is probably the most apropos. In today’s post I present an Alternate Theory of Reality that is based purely on conjecture and imagination … but just might be more correct than any others I (or most others) have posted. But before we begin, I need to explain the term “Cesspool”.
Filed under: Internet Life and Humanity, Linden Lab and Second Life, SL In-World Search
Yup, you heard me right … Lying … Thieving … Bastards … and they’re in Second Life! (zomg!) In fact, you probably know one. No, strike that, you know a LOT of them. Want to see them listed? Want to find a ready-made guaranteed list of every single cheater, liar, thief, cut-throat, scammer, spammer, crook in Second Life?
Pull up your Friends List.
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Filed under: Technical Info
There’s a lot of text flying around these days regarding Copybotters and IP Thieves … and specifically aimed at the first and most reliable system available to detect the viewer clients meant to steal content: Skills Hak’s CDS. Skills is a member of the Emerald Development team, so obviously knows a thing or two about viewers for Second Life and how they work. It’s not inconceivable that she has managed to figure out a way to accurately detect copybot viewers.
But that’s not really my point in this blog entry. What I’m trying to get at, to understand, is exactly what it is about copybotting that could be detected and how a system could be created that would without fail detect illegal IP theft yet ignore routine operations such as Copy/Paste or ownership transfer (meaning, giving something to someone).