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Stolen?!? I am out!

You are probably hearing a lot about Copybot and content theft, but what the hell are those things? If you understand what we are talking about, it will be easier to take a conscious attitude.
Copybot is a program that copies, that clones other’s creations. Besides being respect lack with the creator, because they waste time creating, researching, spend lindens to upload things (if they stop creating or even if they never started, we would all be noobies forever, oh no!!!), it is a crime. Yes, we are talking about a crime.  Everyone that create in SL, have rights over their creations, just like it happens in rl. Even being a virtual world, Second Life is made of real people and there are laws to play! When we all join in SL, we need to make an agreement called TOS. Some of the foreign people say: it is too long and I don’t know English. But do you really think it is an excuse?

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Let’s talk about principles, life principles.  We are talking about stealing someone’s creation. Would you steal someone in rl? Did you know that when you use a fake copy or a “replica” of something you are stealing?

Digital Millennium Copyright Act, known as DMCA, rules “virtual” rights.
Just for you to think, once I heard a comment like that: “I use stolen things because that’s the only way I can have that “Redgrave” skin”. Then I told that person, and I leave that comment for you to think: “So, you are saying that you “need” to use stolen skins because you don’t have financial conditions to have that original one… so, in your rl, if you don’t have financial conditions to buy a car, you are going to steal one or buy one stolen because it is cheaper?”

There are many points of view about how to avoid copybot, and don’t tell me that it is Linden Lab problem! It is not only their problem! It is mine and yours! So, let’s stop saying, thinking or supporting the idea that Linden Lab should do something to stop it, because they are improving tools to work against copybot and while it doesn’t happen or work properly, let’s make our part! You don’t need stolen items, I don’t need stolen items! Even because we have Fabulously Free in SL to give us the most fabulous finds!

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Samsara Group is offering a male (sweater) and female (dress) freebie to support these campaigns (these gifts will be there until saturday). Criandoasas Twine and ChicoSC Carver are the creators and they started with a small store in SL only with female clothes. Today, they have male clothes, accessories, shoes and a great store with great things with fair prices and it was possible only because they were able to deal with stolen items and didn’t loose incentive to create. Also they can be a very positive example of Brazilian designers. Brazilian people have such a evil fame. But it can’t widespread. We have amazing Brazilian creators in sl and they must be recognized, even more that the Brazilian thieves.
If you have doubts about stolen items, we can try to help, we can share information and I am sure that we all together can make the difference.

– Samsara:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ta%20Vaalor%20Keep/205/181/33


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WigWamBam Dresses!

WigWamBam - Grape Dress - Dollarbie

There is a new dollarbie at WigWamBam.  These new dresses include a scarf, belt, and leggings.  The purple grape dress is a dollarbie.  The stripe BlueBerry and Avocado dresses are L$80 each.

The black Leana heels are a dollarbie at Chuculet.  The chunky gold bangles are free at Bliss Couture.

The Una updo is a dollarbie from ~Tea Lane~.  This hair comes in a fatpack of colors (TONS of colors!).

The Panther skin is from eStyle.  This skin is not free, but there are skins in the lucky chair and midnight mania board at eStyle.  These skins are some of the best ethnic skins I have ever seen.  I highly recommend trying one on!

WigWamBam - BlueBerry DressWigWamBam - Avocado Dress

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*WigWamBam: Grape Dress (L$1), BlueBerry & Avocado Dresses (L$80)
The Field ( 161/107/25 )

*Chuculet: Leana Heels (L$1)
Taunt ( 96/135/23 )

*Bliss Couture: Gold Bangles (L$0)
Gown ( 145/139/282 )

*~Tea Lane~: Una Hair (L$1)
Granymyr ( 240/189/42 )

*eStyle: Panther Skin (Not Free)
Jefferson ( 183/86/252 )

*MAI Body Shop: eyes (Group – L$0)
MAI ( 125/103/22 )

*Long Awkward Pose: poses (Not Free)
Festivale ( 89/85/29 )

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Artists Voice & Step Up with Nicky Ree

Today is the start of the Step up! Against Content Theft campaign in Second Life and also the Artists Voice campaign. For those who do not know what these campaigns are all about, they are an attempt to bring the subject of Content Theft strongly to the attention of Linden Labs via different ways. Step Up! are advocating no uploads for the whole of 5th November, where as Artists Voice is suggesting that there are no uploads, sales, purchases or blogging over a 48 hour period.

We at Fab Free have chosen to keep blogging to help support those amazing people who create and bring our world to life. We only support Original Content Creation and we always make sure to verify any creator we showcase on our blog.

But why should we all be bothered about content theft? Think about this.. the creators in SL put in unimaginable amounts of hard work, time, creativity and dedication into making our virtual world as beautiful, interesting and diverse as it is. Also, and even more importantly, alot of the creators depend on SL for their real life income or to top up their real life wages, so content theft is effectively having a very real impact on their real life situations. It is not just about Second Life… It is peoples real lives that are affected too.

Personally, I really don’t think anyone is at liberty to disrespect those artists that make a living from SL. Besides those that simply create for the pleasure of it, Second Life has given alot of people who cannot work, a chance to express themselves and use their talents in a way they cannot otherwise due to illness, disability or other reasons. We should be supporting them by buying their creations and exposing those who steal from these talented artists. There are those that may say SL is only a game.. but to some people IT IS a way of life and a way to make a living.

Nicky Ree is one of the most talented creators I know of in SL and she has released a freebie dress especially in support of this cause. If you go to the Nicky Ree outlet store in Deco, you will find the Summer Breeze Dress in a beautiful Lavender colour.. and really, when you can find such gorgeous creations from these generous creators, is there really any need to steal?

But what can we do to stamp out theft? Educate yourself. Teleport to stores and get to know your favourite designers work, even if you cannot buy anything right at that moment. Find out the names of the designers. Check their profiles for their stores as all content creators are proud of their creations and will most likely have landmarks to them in their picks. If you think you might have found stolen content, contact the creator who you think is being stolen from. Send them a notecard with a landmark and maybe a photograph of the item and they will investigate. Never confront the suspected thief yourself. Protect yourself by not wearing stolen items.

After all, there is plenty of free, dollarbie and low priced fabulousness out there that you don’t need to support content theft! Show our creators how much we appreciate them!

Other info
+ Freebie Glasses by Ottico
+ Pin Up Skin by Curio ( not free )
+ Makenzie hair by Truth ( not free )
+ Hoopla Elf Ears by Elfpyre( not free )
+ Teeth breaker Piercing by Skinpop ( not free )


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New resident

If you are under 30 days old in SL or want to help someone that just joined the game, save this information with you.
At Dawn Design you can find a complete outfit for boys and one complete for girls. They come with shape, skin, shoes, hair, all complete.
This is a good tip to help new residents!

under 30 days

 


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Skin for me..Skin for everybody!

 I found three skins for guys. two of them in different hunts and the other one in a lucky board and it comes with a shape too. They are good options to change your look a little bit.

skins de caçada

 The right one is from Flirt! (gift # 29 – Hunt Bitter & Sweet), good to scare someone (even if the halloween is gone for this year). The another skin is from Splendilicious (gift 36 –  Falling Leaves Hunt).

miro skin
The lucky board with DOCK skin and shape  is at Image Direct (This time I spent 4 hours. Farah told me to dance to lucky board’s God, but it seems  God is not listen to me… lol).

=Locations:

Image Direct – http://slurl.com/secondlife/searfoss/180/208/502

Splendilicious – http://slurl.com/secondlife/Jodis/193/74/137

Flirt! – http://slurl.com/secondlife/Emerald%20Point/224/42/21


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*two-toned*

I ❤ these colors!

Farah for FabFree

the obscene –  hime majestic hair – oL (groupgift in notices)

narwahl – relax-a-ma-cat outfit – oL (join update group instore)

glow studio – happy flats – 1L (colorpack, 4 colors inside, store is in left corner behind TP board)

other items shown: cupcakes – enchanted skin, poses by Striking Poses.

FabFarah

xxx Farah


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Tutorial: Who is the creator?

FabFree does not support content theft.

What is content theft?

Content theft is when a product of the original creator is being sold or distributed, without the original creator’s consent, by someone else.

Who is the creator?

There are certain ways to find out who the creator is. I’ll describe certain situation and explain how to find out who the creator is.

A. checking an item in your inventory

1. Open inventory from bottom menu

2. Right click on the item in your inventory you want to check

3. Click ‘Properties’. A new window will open called ‘Inventory Item Properties’.

4. Check the name of the creator. U can also check their profile to see if they have the shopname listed.

B. checking an item rezzed in world

1. Right click the item you want to check.

2. Click “More” >> “More” >> “Inspect”

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3. A new window will appear called “Inspect Objects” (shown below)

inspected creator name

*this example is chuculet leana heels*

4. Check under “Creator Name”, if only the original creator is listed. Be sure to scroll down all the way to check the whole list.

C. checking items from a vendor spot

1. Rightclick the vendor sign

2. Click ‘Edit’. You might have to repeat this step twice.

3. A new window will open with the ‘Content’ tab showing.

4. All items inside the vendor sign are showing (shown below)

vendor creator check

*example is TeaLane Vendorspot at FabFree HQ*

5. Right click each item and click ‘Properties ‘. A new window wil open called ‘Inventory Item Properties’. (shown below)

creator vendor spot

6. Check the name of the creator. U can also check their profile to see if they have the shopname listed.

7. Be sure to check all items inside!

D. Checking an item someone is wearing (usually hair and shoes)

1. Rightclick on the item the person is wearing

2. Click “More”

3. Click “Inspect”. A new window will appear called “Inspect Objects” (shown above under B3).

4. Check under “Creator Name”, if only the original creator is listed. Be sure to scroll down all the way to check the whole list.

Note

It is possible that designers work with alts or bussiness partners. Also prims/items can belong to reputable sculptie/prim designers. We advise you to check all profiles, cause usualy these persons have their shop/store/skills listed in their profile.  Also please read the comments that are made on this posts, cause there is much to learn from.

 

FabFree does not support content theft. Start checking creators. We do it all the time, and we know we are being ‘inspected’ all the time. Let’s support an honest healhty fashion world in SL.

 

❤ your FabFree writers.


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An Artist’s Voice

November 5th begins the Artist’s Voice: Stop! campaign.

FabFree will not be participating in the Artist’s Voice: Stop! campaign and I encourage everybody to think.

This campaign is an insult to legitimate content creators.  By supporting this campaign, designers will lose sales; money that goes directly to creators, not the lindens.  The idea is to shut down shop for two days, two days of no sales.  Many designers rely on every sale they get!  The people who do want to actually purchase things will find someone willing to sell and if it isn’t a legitimate creator, then who will it be?  Blogs are a form of advertisement for creators who work hard in this competitive world.  Fellow bloggers, if you feel the need to go two days without blogging anything from the wonderful creators around the grid, I urge you to use the time and space to inform and educate others about content theft.

We will be posting as normal.  We will also be posting our personal thoughts, ways to identify, and what to do after spotting content theft.  FabFree has never and will never support shady or illegal activities.  With our in world Fabulously Free in SL group, designers must be verified.  We personally check each and every creation before assigning a designer tag.  Original creators are notified when their creations are found elsewhere.  This takes hours, but it is a commitment to the designers and our Fabulous community.

We only support legitimate, true creators!

I hate fake more than anything.  My wish for everybody, is that you do it TRUE, even if you mess up, even if you fail.   Go into our world and do everything TRUE.