Monday, August 24, 2009

Skybox: Into the woods

76 prims. My idea was to make a kinda fairy tale woodland skybox but it looks more swampy than I originally planned. I dig it though.
There is no DEMO at the moment. I am having issues with copybotters and low prims so I am kinda... struggling to figure out what I should do next.


At 1:17 PM , Blogger Shattered said...

Good luck with the copybotters - I actually spotted one myself when I was out shopping the other night. She realized I was inspecting her stolen Stiletto Moodys and left, only to come back with one of those stupid anti-inspect shields...but by then I had already sent pictures showing the inspect to SM.

Though I did cam inside her shield to find she had stolen her hair, too. I wish I had recognized it.

At 1:29 PM , Blogger Noam said...

There is a detector now that will alert you when people are using a specific kind of copybot proxy.

It's depressing as all fucking hell.

The least I get in a day is one, the most so far I think was like 9 or 10 in a day.

I'm going to start taking down my demos or putting obnoxious textures on them :/

At 3:39 AM , Blogger Willis said...

OH! I need this :D

I shall be shoppering laters!

At 12:17 PM , Blogger Molly said...

Hi! I have only made / sold a few things in SL, but one thing I did make was a 'copy this, bothole' t shirt. Free to anyone who wants it!
Anyway, where can I get one of those copybot detectors? I would love to help out in the fight against them. I don't normally notice something's copied because I don't pay enough attention. Unless it's something I or a good friend made, I won't likely recognize the creator.
I spend way too much money in SL but I figure it's my way of telling a creator how much I like their stuff. Anyway, I want a detector. Thanks!

At 12:19 PM , Blogger Noam said...

Hey Molly,

You can get a viewer for the game called emerald, it will tell you what viewers other people are using. If they are using one called Cryolife, they are copybotters.

At 12:38 PM , Blogger Molly said...

Thanks Noam. I am going to play detective. I'm looking for something to break me from my addictions to fishing, to chickens and to shopping in general. Hunting down botholes sounds like fun. =)

At 12:43 PM , Blogger Molly said...

Sorry one more thought. Maybe I'll start a group for people like me that love hunts and just like something to do to keep us occupied. (ok this may just be me) But, I'll go out and look for these folks, compile notecards, fwd them to the creators so they can make those complaint things as painlessly as possible. I'm sure if you got 1-9 in a day, and have to research each one... well, I'd rather you be making stuff for me to buy than be busy with that or too ticked off. Hey maybe I could hunt botholes for hire! I'd charge.. well nothing. Hah. I am rambling. Sorry. I'm at work and I'm bored.

At 12:56 PM , Blogger Noam said...

The 1-9 a day are people who are in the process of running the proxy and copying people. Banning them requires no research. It's like if you watch someone stab a child in the face, I'm not going to be like "Hrm... I wonder if that child was possessed by a demon." I'm going to be like look a murder.

The DMCAs I file are always based off people sending me links to where my work has been found. They also require no more research than a screen shot with a creation date.

I think there are groups that look for stolen work in SL, but I'm not familiar with any by name. I don't actively seek this out.

BTW, it sucks building shit in SL now, so should you ever feel the urge to become a content creator, I recommend not doing it unless you have a "I don't give a shit" attitude.

At 2:54 PM , Blogger Molly said...

Thanks Noam,
I build when I feel like it, but not really with intent to sell. I do spend too much money buying things, and If I weren't so lazy I could probably make most of it (See, as long as I don't try I can tell myself that) But I do think that buying things is a way of telling a creator that their work is appreciated, that their artwork and time is valued. So, though I don't have any personal stake like you as a creator has in this, It still really irritates me.
Even when I have created something just for fun, or just to try something out, when it turns out halfway decent, I'm proud of it. I may give it away left and right but I still have some sort of emotional attachment to it that would just rankle if someone copied and sold it.
Hey. Thanks for chatting with me.


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