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May 2008
Stolen Clockwork Skin
Posted in General by Pandora Wrigglesworth at 11:00 am | 2 Comments »

It was recently brought to my attention that someone has swiped the textures for my Clockwork Automaton Lady skin.

Someone who received the textures as a “free skin” through MSN chat recognized it when she saw it on a mannequin at Chakra Nova and immediately contacted me. I got a copy of the textures from her and was able to verify that it is, indeed, my clockwork skin. However, it is the altered version of the skin that I use on the mannequin so it is easy to recognize due to the fact that it has blue eyes painted into the face while skin textures normally do not have eyes.

Please be on the lookout for anyone other than me trying to distribute the Clockwork Automaton Lady skin or textures and please alert me if you find anyone but me selling it.

It’s very disheartening when people steal my work like this. The contempt this thief has demonstrated for my work makes me start to doubt whether I should ever make any more SL skins. If theft drove every talented artist to stop making anything new for SL, there wouldn’t be any new content in SL for anyone to enjoy.

Art theft hurts everyone, not just the artists.

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2 Responses:

Crap Mariner said:

*growl* Thieves.

Hrm… this could be the opportunity for a system… a census/skin-spotter?

When people see the skin, they report in the av wearing it.

If it’s not one that’s bought it, red flag goes off on your end?

When someone reports a registered user and ends up buying the skin themselves, referral bonus?

Just noodling up silly ideas.


Yora Vig said:

That’s terrible! I don’t get why people steal like that. All it does is hurt everyone. Wake up people, stealing textures is still theft! I’d hate to see you stop doing any skins. Feels like the thieves win hten. But I can totaly understand why you’d feel that way. YOu obviously put ALOT of time and effort into it and it shows.