The latest copybotter in Second Life was arrested last week and identified in a lineup. “It was not difficult to identify,” said one of the victims. “He always liked to dress like a clown”
Copybotting is a practice in Second Life where users illegally copy and reproduce objects, textures, or entire regions in the virtual world. This type of theft has been a persistent problem for Second Life creators who work hard to make unique content for their customers. Copybotting is not only illegal, but it also harms the virtual economy of Second Life. It deprives creators of their rightful earnings, and it discourages innovation and creativity.