Is anyone else struck by this “protest” for “creative rights” and standing up against “creative theft” as pretentious nonsense?
I’ve been away from Second Life for a few days, and going through the feeds I noticed all these ads published by the achariya.net. Usually, I thoroughly enjoy this blog from the photography, chosen designers, to the actual writing skills of the publisher. However, this content theft stuff reeks of pretentious self-righteousness.
1st. Any Photo Sourced Clothing Designer – Where the HELL do you think it comes from people?! *facepalms* It takes skillz to photoshop and shit – I totally get that. I really do. However, don’t declare your shit should be UBER protected because you managed to grab the wool off of a PRADA runway photo.
2nd. The GAP FASHIONiSTAs – People who design a basic one-color cami, sweater or pant in a rainbow spectrum are really going to claim copyright? Really? REALLY? You feel A-OK about that on your conscious? I hate to break it to you, lover, but you’re going to have sue every other shop on the grid if you want that to be your version of “originality”.
I’m A Bitch, Cunt, Whatever, For Writing this…
Yes yes yes. Go ahead and call me names. I totally get that. But I have had my work directly stolen too when I was a vendor in SL. It sucks. An old friend once said to me, “imitation is the most sincere form of flattery”.
My point is that Second Life is based on a system of anarchy. Linden Labs control only goes so far, and in order to play the game you really need to accept that. Look at it like a social-psychology experiment. It’s mayhem out there and this is no where near reality. There is no fucking Library of Congress that is going to swoop down and save the day. So get over yourselves, this imaginary obstacle and all this propaganda you’re producing.
Honestly, let’s just bygones be bygones and as ANDRE 3000 said, “you can go on and get the hell on – You and your mama.”
That’s not to say that all designers supporting this protest are ego-maniacs. Granted, some are validation-whores and I even have their phone numbers. However, let’s add a dash of perspective to this nonsense and save the mob-mentality for another day.