Evangeline Miles: My work in Second Life is my bread and butter. It's what I do for a living. No, it's not a huge amount of money, and when you consider the hours which go into the careful construction of an original quality product, you'd have to acknowledge that most creators are doing it for the love of creating, as much as the relatively tiny wages we receive. But when someone copies my content, or even the design, without ripping off the actual textures or prims, it's like reaching into my purse and taking out my weekly grocery money, or the cash I've set aside the pay the electrical bill. You wouldn't steal someone's handbag, or help yourself to the contents of their home. Please consider how distressing it is, when our hard work, and our heart, are taken in an instant and exploited. Thank you, to everyone who has ever altered me to copies of my work in the wider SL community. Your eyes and ears are invaluable to us. :)
Krissy Muggleston: As a Second Life resident and consumer, I fear the thieves. They are jeopardizing everything I have come to know and love in this virtual world. They are not only stealing from the content creators, but they are also stealing the quality from my existence here. My biggest fear yet is that all of the truly skilled and crafted creators will throw their hands up and walk away. When I think about Second Life five years from now, will I still be here? It all depends on the thieves. I hope they don't drive away those key aspects of SL that make it so virtual.