Lavea Alter: A-BOMB has been fortunate enough to not have content stolen (as far as we know). However, it's something that's always in the back of our minds. Hours are spent making outfits, shoes, etc...real life hours. There's also the time spent managing the shops and coming up with new ideas with Addison and Caterina. It is sickening to think that in a matter of seconds, someone can just take what we've worked so hard on and copy it to make a fast buck. It's unfortunate, but there isn't an aspect in life, first or second, that is devoid of unethical people. I think the most important thing we can do is to not let those people ruin the experience for us, report them for their theft, and explain content theft to the new players.
Ghanima Uriza: I have personally loved this series of posts. Silence in the blogs doesn't really share a message, because you cannot force people to be silent while demanding that content creators' honest work is respected, but also because I believe there is SO much that we could all say about this issue. When in RL does keeping our mouths shut about a problem solve anything? That would be as silly as putting content theft in a box and hide it deep in the back of your head so it doesn't bother you. Achariya, I believe your posts today have been most tasteful and you have shown a huge variety of opinions on this matter.
I personally agree with something I read on the posts: want to support original content? Then don't feed the market of stolen content. If something is stolen don't buy it, buy instead from the original creator. A few linden might be not worth much IRL, but please bear in mind that creator spent hours over the computer painting and creating what you are getting for those cents. I support no transactions for today 100%! because we suffer content theft in our hearts and pockets every time someone chooses to pay half for a stolen dress/hair/skin instead of the original. And also, since LL gets commission of every stolen item that gets sold through Xstreetsl, I also support no xstreet transactions for today!
Thank you for offering me a place to voice my opinion.