Stealing with CopyBot
Posted Dec 22, 2006 17:15 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
Parent article: Second Life and Open Source
Panic spread in some quarters of Second Life. Shop owners closed hundreds of virtual stores, afraid that their inventory would be copied endlessly and rendered worthless.
What I'd like to know is how were these shop owners so naive as to open the shop in the first place? They expected secure property rights in a world where all property is, in the real world, intellectual property? Have they never heard of copyright violations?
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