Now, here’s an absolute CORKER. Question: How do you fight content theft when Linden Lab seem completely (or wilfully?) oblivious to it?!
Take a peek at this Ad : 230 High Quality Dances. Wonderful Gift L$250
The standard rule of thumb that I go with for living my life is the same one as should be applied here; if something seems too good to be true, then it usually is.
Yes, that’s right, someone is flogging these dances on X-Street claiming full-perm resale rights as their get-out clause, but if that’s true that’s some serious undercutting don’t you think? In fact, selling them that cheap should mean that this remains at the top spot for X-Street sales for the forseeable future! This product is being promoted on X-Street and has actually been the number 1 seller over the weekend, which is no surprise when you consider the credentials of the dances that are included from creators such as Akeyo, Sinewave and Abraminations…but what has got a lot of avatars up in arms is not just the blatant selling and promotion of these items, but the fact that it’s taken X Street so long to act that they are STILL on sale as I write this (Don’t buy them, you won’t received them now apparently!) There’s a heated debate in the comments section as you can imagine, but it makes me wonder who actually vets ads such as these when they are submitted for inclusion. Do they know anything of the virtual world in which we live? A quick hunt for Akeyo would have shown that many of these items are still available..or is vision clouded by sales commission? If anything the message it appears to be sending to would-be rogue sellers that they have a couple of days to get the most out of their fraud before X Street get wise to it, and that means a couple of days profits…