[sldev] SnowGlobe and copybots

Ron Festa overdrive at dceo.rutgers.edu
Mon Aug 31 10:15:06 PDT 2009

While its true they can modify the opensource code to turn a client into a
copybot, as far as I know there really hasn't been any known copybot viewers
that have popped up because there's no code in the LL viewer that allows
asset copying. Majority of copybots are really modded poorly written legit
bots. While there is a really obscure patch that's floating around griefer
circles, most griefers are not programmers. Most do not know how to inject
and maintain custom code into the source code then compile it with every

But, thanks to the open source viewers floating around you also have an
amount of protection from griefers you can't get in the LL viewer. Viewers
like Meerkat & Emerald make it impossible for them to steel your clothing
and provides additional tools that would prevent them from attacking your or
removing them from your property before they become a problem. Plus they
have a bunch of fun stuff in them that just make your life easier in SL.

On Sat, Aug 29, 2009 at 4:15 AM, Bill
Windwalker<billwindwalker at rocketmail.com> wrote:
> Good day every one.
> Yesterday i was a victim of a copybot and a group of griefers.
> this type of bullying and theft of content needs to stop they are making a
> joke out of all the hard work people do in SL.
> As i sat and talk to a friend a griefer had taken only a sec to copy my AV
> and every thing i had on in a sec and did it to the very sim i was in.
> And what they did say in voice made it sound like linden lab had no power
> stop any griefer.
> i even have screen shots of this attack.
> what im told is they can do it with open source viewers .
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