Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Builder's Bane

A house design of mine has recently been copied, very, very closely. This person owns a design group and apparently I'm not good enough to invite. Good enough to copy but not invite me to the group? What should I do? :(

Ack! The builder's bane! I am so sorry you have had to endure this outrage, my friend. Unfortunately I am not much of an expert in this area. I'm not sure there is much you can do legally, though. Unless the copier employed textures you had created, and thus may have some copyright protection for, or you can somehow prove copybotting, then I do not know that you have much recourse vis a vis either Linden Labs sanction or other legal avenues. The people you will want to contact are the organizers of the Step Up! campaign (http://stepupsl.wordpress.com/) especially the Content Creators Association (http://contentcreatorsassociation.blogspot.com/) and those behind the Step Up ning (http://step-up-sl.ning.com/). I believe Miss Saffia Widdershins, editrix of Prim Perfect Publications and Designing Worlds hostess, is central to that group. They will be able to advise you better than I on the next steps you should take.

Ask a tiger.

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