I know this is a few years ago. But I have been researching.
Honestly, in certain things, I would think, copybotting is ok.
And though I have said "certain things," I should clarify on this 1 and obvious thing.
I DO NOT agree with the ripping/stealing part.
I'm talking about already paid for things you have in your inventory.
If you are just using things for personal use and, again, have paid for it.
You have over 100k of items in your inventory. You've been on SL for 10 years....
How do you ask permission from everyone? Especially if some are no longer in SL anymore?
These are all, if you have to make a new avatar.
Not everything you buy is transferrable.
If they're 10l-50l some won't mind paying for that again. But it does add up. And, what if you have a 30,000l boat or something in the thousands?
Is it fair to have to buy again just because you have a new avatar? Why you have it is a valid question to of course.
But, I mean, throughout the years I have had numorous avatars due to being harassed and stalkers.
So in those situations, I would think it would be ok to get all the things you paid for, back.
It's sad that I had to spend double my money on things I had for years. But, if I knew about copybotting, tbh, I may have used it. Or had to really think and pray about it. I lost so much stuff due to, the businesses were no longer around. I just had to count it all as a loss.
Once you find a hair or dress or house you absolutely love, you're gonna wanna keep using it.
I've spend probably over thousands of usd money due to that.
As much as I don't think it's right for a business to get ripped off, I don't think it's fair for the buyer to have to get ripped off either. And having to pay over and over again. It just isn't fair.
And I know, it's hard to know if the person is being honest or not.
But, in my case, the businesses that are still in SL, I have been in contact with my favorite ones.
So they know it's me. And those businesses have accomidated me.
But how do you draw a line between it's just personal to its oooh I'm gonna make some money off of these people on another grid?
I mean, if it's for personal use and you have paid for it. I would think it would be ok.
IDK maybe that's just me.
Also, on opensim, there are a few scripts to clone your inventory and avatar.
Who's to say there's not a script like that in SL?
I'm not trying to get someone to justify copybotting.
I guess I'm just asking opinions too.
I'm not sure what I would do if I still have my computer I had 10 years ago. I had no icloud or cdrom. No backup sites.
So how would I be able to back up my things I made?
I think in that senerio, copybotting would be in good use.
I would hate to use those viewers and get in trouble for stealing my own stuff. lol
I guess in that case, contacting LL would be ideal.
Anyways, what's your opinion?
Would you use a copybot viewer for personal use? For your items? Or what?
*PS.* I made the font smaller.*