Someone is using parts of my products and now I get customer support requests of third-party products
Today someone in SL wrote me that one of my products wouldn´t work and he asked friendly for help.
He talked about a Heart….
When someone asking me for help related to the Product with a Heart then I usualy think they mean my Heart Tipjar I made.
This is the only Product I sell and made with a Heart Sculpy. So yea I am creator of my Tipjar and each component, including the Heart.
But soon I noticed the guy who was asking for customer support didnt talk about a Tipjar but instead of that about a Xploder.
And I can tell you I never made an Xploder.
So what you see above is an Xploder I never made but I am the creator of the heart. Which means someone is unlinking my product probably out of the 0 L$ Tipjar Demo I have on the Marketplace.
But the biggest problem is someone who ripped this heart is linking it so that I am the creator of her new product the xploder.
So the person who was asking for customer support first didn´t believe me that I am not the creator of the xploder. But soon he did as I did show him my SL Marketplace Product List.
Then I searched for something I found in the permission window.. “”REMOVED DUE TO A FALSE SUSPICION… see comment section””. Google helped me and soon I found the marketplace Store of this person. This person has some product with my heart and “only transfer” on the Marketplace. The fun thing is I never made this heart “transfer permission”. Which looks like she is using permission exploits and copybot.
Not enough… As I now found her Marketplace Store I also found her blog but more importend her inworld store…
First I noticed she has not only some of my hearts on her Marketplace Store but she has also some of my hearts inworld with differend permission.
Above you can see a screenshot of my heart in her xploder product with just “copy” permission. Its funny.. I never made it copy.
The heart is in my product released as mod/copy. So she can defenetly change permissions of my objects which must be an exploit.
Looking around there I found more of my hearts also with transfer permission. So I dont know what she is doing there but she has objects of me as transfer only and copy only permission.
Again.. looks like she can change permissions on my objects and she can sell it. Otherwise there would come another person and asking for customer support for products I never made. I am the creator as she seems to be someone stupid and linking the objects so that my heart makes the whole object created by me.
Sure I am pissed and sure I did write a support ticket. But we all know what LL will do.. maybe nothing.
I also wrote the copybotter and asking some questions but I believe there will be no answers and guilt feelings. Therefor…
I dont give a shit about sharing names of silly and fraudulent avatars…
Here is the name of her and of her virtual company:
“REMOVED DUE TO A FALSE SUSPICION… see comment section”
You better google her and check out if she also used parts of your content. ;)
Finished the naming and shaming. Greetings
EDIT: The whole thing seems to be more complicated. Another person maybe copybotted my heart and sold it to differend creators which I suspected to be the griefers. Please read comment section to understand…
Lately there is a new fraud going on. There are scammers who looking for victims in content creator groups. Everyone needs to be alerted and be careful!
Those peoples have stolen accounts and are looking for content creators as there target and will IM them things like “Hey someone has stolen your content” followed by a phishing link which looks like an official LL website. Once “Logged in” their user name and password have been successfully stolen and those scammers have a new stolen account!
So be very careful these days and tell your friends too so that those fraudster cant filch more accounts!
Source: Second Life Forum
Linden Lab announced in a new Blogpost “Next steps for Mesh Import” that Mesh Import is soon in the Open Beta. As I own a 3d application called Macon Cinema 4d wich supports Collada Files, I first would say “Woow great news! Mesh Import is not far away”. But on the other side I think this all this is pretty alarming. But why do I think so?
I could imagine if Mesh Import is going live that lots of peoples will grap some Files from TurboSquid or any other Website where you can buy or get free objects. This could mean that many mesh creators who did offer there stuff on any other website could get ripped off. And I think that it is safe to say that Linden Lab will get lot of more work because a real big bunch of DMCA troubles.
So from this angel its a bad news. Sure for mesh designers its a great news. But the “grab some mesh and import it” will bring much trouble this is safe to say. Its a great news for fair designers who did create the mesh them self.. but criminal peoples will exploit “Mesh Import”.. they just need to attend any mesh and upload it to Second Life.
Im sure the Future will bring much more trouble. And if you ask me.. why is Linden Lab working on these improvements? Shouldn´t they rather improve the Grid first and all the Grid Performance Problems? Im not a technical and dont know much about the technic behind the Grid but anyhow I guess that Mesh Import will bring more lag then we have already.
So.. yea.. I´m pretty unsure about this news. Yea.. I think it is fine but also alarming.
A few Minutes ago I did recive a Groupmessage from my Estate Owner. He said there is a Griefer Group roaming around and they terraforming parcels and regions to extreme heights and depths in a lot of places on the grid! This will cause items to be sent off-world and prims to be returned to the owners Lost and Found Folder.
So be sure that “Edit Terrain” for all users is unticked/unchecked on your Parcel Settings!
If you dont know about this Opion, you can find it here on the SL Wiki:
Thanks goes to Lionheart for reporting this.