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CopyBot is a program written with [http://www.libsecondlife.org/ libsecondlife] (not affiliated with or distributed by the libsecondlife team) that connects to Second Life which allows users to make copies of objects without the permission of their creators.
 
CopyBot is a program written with [http://www.libsecondlife.org/ libsecondlife] (not affiliated with or distributed by the libsecondlife team) that connects to Second Life which allows users to make copies of objects without the permission of their creators.
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*  '''CopyBot is banned in Secondlife and should not be used'''
 
*  CopyBot does not need permissions to copy an object.  The copier does not even need to own the object.
 
*  CopyBot does not need permissions to copy an object.  The copier does not even need to own the object.
 
*  CopyBot cannot copy scripts.
 
*  CopyBot cannot copy scripts.

Revision as of 02:04, 14 January 2007

CopyBot is a program written with libsecondlife (not affiliated with or distributed by the libsecondlife team) that connects to Second Life which allows users to make copies of objects without the permission of their creators.

  • CopyBot is banned in Secondlife and should not be used
  • CopyBot does not need permissions to copy an object. The copier does not even need to own the object.
  • CopyBot cannot copy scripts.
  • CopyBot can only copy objects it can directly see. It cannot enter a shop and copy all of the products because all it can see is the vendors.
  • CopyBot is not an object in Second Life, nor a script. It is a program which a person runs on their computer instead of running the regular Second Life. It logs in as an avatar.
  • Using CopyBot or any other software to make copies of avatars, objects, or textures that you do not own is a breach of the Second Life Terms of Service and will result in being banned.
  • If an object of your is copied, you can Abuse Report the copier and file a DMCA notice against them.
  • Help or Mentors will not tell you where to get the CopyBot.
  • The CopyBot Defeater tries to get rid of CopyBots by sending the message "!quit" over and over again to everyone in range. This did work for a few hours as the CopyBot would interpret it as a command to quit, but CopyBot was quickly patched to ignore it. These objects only serve a historical purpose now and do not have any real effect.

How can I stop the messages from CopyBot Defeater ?

  1. Go to your chat history window by click on "Chat" near the bottom left corner of your interface next to "IM".
  2. In the chat history window go to the box at the top with the down arrow in it and click on the arrow.
  3. Scroll through the list of names and find the one called copybot and click on it then go to the Mute Resident button in your chat history window. NOTE: There may be more than one bot so you might have to do this several times to stop them all.

ATTENTION:Doing this can in most cases mute the owner of the land you muted the copybot defeater in so if you can't hear the owner of the land you might want to temporarly unmute the copybot defeater.

If it still doesn't stop after this you should contact the owner of the object and point them to this page, explaining that their script does not have any functional purpose. As a last resort you can file a Help Request to attempt to mediate the issue. If you are familiar with libsecondlife programming, there is source code for a program available at http://libsecondlife.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/IMResponder/ to log a bot in that automatically responds to !quit messages from objects and informs the owner of the issue and where the object is located.

Contributor

Barnzy Soyer