Nov 17, 2009

COPYBOTTED: DESIGNERS MUST READ!

I recently obtaind folders from a friend, knowing Im a blogger for Vain Inc and a designer myself, he explained, he was recently at Emery, when a guy by the name Gostoso Bernard.. sent him files and files of clothes, skins, and hairs from designers of Redgrave, Armidi, Abyss Skins, Cake,Aitui, Naughty hair, *Agrace*, Truth and many more.

Sadly to say, when looking through the properties of the copybotted files, alot of other copybotted avi names appear. Shocking to my discovery, a Linden also came up as an owner of a all the copybotted skins (about 15 skins) from The Abyss. For further infomation, send me a message Via NOTECARD...knowing my 'IM's will be capped!

Ps: The copybotted owner who sent these folders also has a store, i believe its blocked and not accessable to the public, but it must be shutdown! To help stop copybotted material, please notify the lindens, asap! Thank You!

Update: The stolen material wasnt caused by a linden, they theif attached it to his name.


EVEN IF YOUR A DESIGNER AND NOT ON THIS LIST, PASS THIS CARD AROUND TO MAKE EVERYONE AWARE, IM NOT SURE WHAT OTHER DESIGNERS HAVE BEEN COPYBOTTED, JUST WHAT I RECIEVED! THANK YOU.

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Kylie

Updated: Thank you for your concern about the whole copybot sisuation, i have also talked to designers & Tenshi vielle (that was fun lol) about this occurance, and now i have more knowledge on how the copybotting process works, its sad that people still wanna do such heartless things, to even pass out something that somme designer has worked so hard at (never knowing) if thats the designers next Lidens to cash out towards there RL bills or etc..thanks for the feedback and im glad we caught another copybotter in the act! His name has been removed from search and is now under investigation, thanks!!

18 COMENTS:

Sasy Scarborough said...

not to choose sides, it might just be possible that the skins were made on skin bases from the library of the thieves inventory, the same way other designers who have contributed to the library have been accused of theft.

I have also seen hair that has had the root prim made by a linden, a prim from an item lindens give out full perms..another way thieves show little respect for this world.

Sassy said...

Is the lindens name someting like Newbietemplate linden or something? if so it isnt a linden, its a default account set to some items in sl

Anonymous said...

The reason a Linden's name has come up as the creator of the copybotted skins is because the ripper has overlaid the stolen textures onto a library base skin, Kylie. You know like the "Girl Next Door" default avatar skin? The Linden whose name it is isn't the thief.

Allegory Malaprop said...

It's actually REALLY easy to get full perm Linden items for copybotters to apply things too, as well as a lot of other people who have nothing to do with it- take a peek in your library sometime. It's all copy/trans/mod, slap your ripped textures on it, and there's your full perm botted skin with a Linden creator.

annotoole said...

Are you sure it was a Linden? What the rippers do is take a full permissions noob skin and apply ripped off skin tga files to it in order to hide their account names.

Not saying it is one way or the other. Just saying what they do.

Anonymous said...

Just because it says a Linden as a creator doesn't necessarily mean that it was created by a Linden.

Iris Ophelia said...

A common trick copybotters use is to apply their stolen textures to full-perm items from the Library folder, which are Linden made. It is very very likely that someone did this with the Abyss skins, applying the textures to one of the skins for the default avatars, then passing it around. That way, their name wouldn't be attached to it as a creator and they make is harder to track them down. A lot of griefers do this with griefing tools as well, and have been for as long as I can remember in SL, it's just about the oldest trick in their book, and it has nothing to do with any Lindens.

Real Love said...

Note that u can just find a skin under library which is created by a Linden and modify it as you wish. This is a way old technique of content thieves.
I dont think that any Linden would do such a thing. Why would they need to copy bot they can use their admin powers take a copy of the item change permissions however they wish and give it away and guess what creator would just stay the same....

ellantha said...

The skins were likely pasted onto a libary skin made by a linden.. meaning.. the linden themself didn't do the ripping. Other than that, what a terrible thing. Happens every other day, but still terrible.

Tenshi said...

Don't quit your day job.

Look, if you take a Library skin and throw the new ripped textures onto it, it will show the Linden as the creator.

Naoki said...

Sorry, but just wow. You really jumped to "a Linden is a thief!" first? Seriously?

No offense, honey, but... that's just the dumbest thing I've heard all year. Clearly the thief used a Library skin as a base.

I think you need to do an "oops, I wasn't thinking" retraction post and move on with your life. This is not making you look very smart.

Anonymous said...

What everyone else just said. X10.

Anonymous said...

I think every griefer cube in the world is made by a Linden. :)

It's so good that you are looking out for content creators but it might be best to get some advice by asking seasoned residents before posting a blog post like this.

Take this as a learning experience and become the best blogger you can be. You have it in you- your natural curiousity and wanting to get a story out. *hugs*

Anonymous said...

If a Linden were to do something like steal a bunch of skins, they wouldn't need to use any methods that would involve the library skins and such.
In other words, since the creator is showing as a Linden, it's kinda proof that it *wasn't* them.

(not that I'd be surprised if a Linden were to do such a thing.)

Anonymous said...

I believe the blogger was quick to post
but had good intentions..
So thank you for the heads up and taking a small step towards getting rid of the scum (copybotters).
Everyone learns from their mistakes so next time do a little research and you will be golden ;)!!
keep it up.

Anonymous said...

Your an amazing blogger! Tenshi is a jackass and Vain Inc Is STUPID for letting her get cover!

You made a mistake, learn from it and its no big deal! By looking at all the comments here, most are educating you and thats good! Not attacking you like Tenshi and her dumb Shopping cart disco reders. keep up the good work and thanks for informing us!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but, amazing blogger? An amazing blogger would never post this kind of accusation without doing any research at all. Even a mediocre blogger would run a spellcheck and know how to use punctuation.

Anonymous said...

I think this whole thing is stupid. Leave the girl alone.

 
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