Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Support Designers: Buy Their Products

radio


Radio Signals: [I've never had content stolen] to my knowledge but that fake SLex site was using my stuff, which was creepy.

Radio Signals: I think designers should be supported by... buying their things, telling them thank you, being friendly, buying their things. Oh, and not buy stolen things too?

recidivist


Recidivist Sideways: There's this idea that content theft is somehow a 'victimless' crime, or a sense in some circles that people are 'entitled' to something just because they want it, and creators are somehow being d****, protecting their work. You'll notice, these people don't do *their* jobs for free- otherwise, they'd be homeless, and we wouldn't have to f******* listen to their bullshit.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I totally agree. Where do I sign up? I had already planned to visit a few of my favourite content creators this weekend, to show my support, maybe I will visit them all :)

As for other measures of support... I think there is a lot of ignorance out in SL about what is legitimate content and what is not. I think many people buy copied goods unintentionally, and if they knew the warning signs, they would choose not to. I also think that many people are completely ignorant about IP rights and obligations. Education has to be a key element to any campaign, so I do my part where I see a lack of knowledge. An organised education campaign would make a difference, I think.