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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.