Second Life users are staging a virtual revolt against a new program called CopyBot, which allows people to copy any object in Second Life. The program is not only disrupting...

Second Life users are staging a virtual revolt against a new program called CopyBot, which allows people to copy any object in Second Life.  The program is not only disrupting the personalized creativity in-world, but also the real world economy.

Second Life users are able to purchase virtual items with Linden dollars – a fake currency that has an exchange rate of 271 Lindens to the U.S. dollar.  It is with this currency that people are able to purchase everything from clothing to islands to genitals. However, the new software essentially gives anyone the ability to produce counterfeit bills – disabling the in-world economy and royally pissing off many of it’s creative users who poured hours of time into their creations. 

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