Art fraud in Second Life

Second LifeIt seems real-life companies aren’t the only ones jumping on the Second Life bandwagon. Even art fraud has made its way into the popular MMORPG from Linden Lab.

According to Caliandris Pendragon of the Second Life Insider, “Artworld Market, the editor of the newly-created SLART magazine, warns in his first distributed article of a new form of fraud in SL: the selling of unlimited limited editions.”

There are quite a number of artists’ colonies in Second Life, and members have brought with them a few real life conventions, including the convention of producing limited editions.

While the thought of getting limited editions may be enough to send collectors into a frenzy, the thing here is that “some of the art purporting to be limited edition is not, in fact limited.” Kinda like that rosary that Ricardo Montalban hawks on TV.

The Second Life Insider had this to say on how to avoid such things: “For an experienced avatar it isn’t too hard to work out, and like many SL-based frauds, it is just a question of knowing what to look out for… in this case, checking whether the art is set to sell you its contents or a copy, should be enough.”

Via Second Life Insider

Second LifeIt seems real-life companies aren’t the only ones jumping on the Second Life bandwagon. Even art fraud has made its way into the popular MMORPG from Linden Lab.

According to Caliandris Pendragon of the Second Life Insider, “Artworld Market, the editor of the newly-created SLART magazine, warns in his first distributed article of a new form of fraud in SL: the selling of unlimited limited editions.”

There are quite a number of artists’ colonies in Second Life, and members have brought with them a few real life conventions, including the convention of producing limited editions.

While the thought of getting limited editions may be enough to send collectors into a frenzy, the thing here is that “some of the art purporting to be limited edition is not, in fact limited.” Kinda like that rosary that Ricardo Montalban hawks on TV.

The Second Life Insider had this to say on how to avoid such things: “For an experienced avatar it isn’t too hard to work out, and like many SL-based frauds, it is just a question of knowing what to look out for… in this case, checking whether the art is set to sell you its contents or a copy, should be enough.”

Via Second Life Insider

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