Wednesday, November 15, 2006

'Second Life' faces threat to its virtual economy

CNET "Groups of Second Life content creators were gathering digitally Tuesday to protest the dissemination of a program they worry could badly damage the virtual world's nascent economy.
The controversy gathered steam Monday when Linden Lab, which publishes Second Life, posted a blog alerting residents of the virtual world to the existence of a program or bot called CopyBot, which allows a user to copy any object in Second Life. That includes goods such as clothing that users purchase for their in-world avatars, and even the virtual PCs that computer giant Dell announced Tuesday it was going to sell in the digital world. "

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