Tuesday, August 28, 2007

IP Theft

I'm going to do something I never thought I'd do: recommend that you read an article in the Second Life Herald. It contains Enktan Gully's description of blatant IP theft and the (astonishing, to me at least) results of her pursuit of the matter.

I was involved with the anti-Copybot frenzy... but note that this theft was not done with Copybot, but was plain and simple reconstruction—with the notecards copied and rather carelessly edited.

I've done business at Enkythings, Enktan Gully's store, and have been quite pleased with what I bought there. I for one plan to continue to do business there, and to make a point of not doing business with establishments that sell stolen IP. I hope that others will do likewise.

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