Jennifer Boyle Posted June 11, 2020 Share Posted June 11, 2020 I have heard about copybotting for many years. Recently, I have read about it on these forums as being a problem. Is it? Does it actually exist? Is it a myth? If it does exist, does it really matter? I have argued here before that it doesn't. I am a woman who spends a lot of money in SL on clothing, avatar parts, furnishings, house parts, etc. I am not willing to spend time and effort looking on freebie sites for stuff that may or may not be good quality instead of just shopping at nice shops that have good-quality stuff and paying for it. I suspect that most people like me behave the same, and I suspect that that group includes most people who spend actual money in SL. I am sure that there are many accounts who would drag whatever SL shops have copybotted content, but I question that they would be the same ones who would buy it from the original creators. I don't have the time or patience to drag a bunch of freebie shops looking for free, copybotted stuff. People like me are the ones who matter to creators. It doesn't matter to their bottom lines that someone who would never have paid for something got it free. What matters is that I, and people like me, paid for it. So why are they so hung up on copybotting? 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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