I would think, in order to avoid notorious plagiarism and junk content that overflows in MP in SL , that ANY individual OR company, OR client, OR consumer that wishes to have access into uploading content to sell on Sansars market, MUST first qualify VIA a test, based questionnaire related to they type of content they wish to provide, EG animations, scripts, 3d models, materials, particle effects etcetc, and THE SOFTWARE that they use, EG, if a someone says he uses maya, to make 3d models, and eg photoshop , vray or, a quixel suite for plugging in their shader nodes.
This questionnaire should at least be hard enough for the basic to medium level of creators, and should be explicit enough so for the individual to have to spend at least 50 minutes answering it. it can be a multiple choice possibly.
An example for someone claiming to master Maya
questionnaire may ask what hitting space bar does in maya,how u can select a shell in uv editor, I modeled in smooth mesh preview how do i make my smooth preview a mesh?
and stuff like that to see if the user has knowledge of the software, he/she claims to use
while this can be somewhat of a once in a time consuming process, it can:
A: limit individual common practice steal other creators content and sell it as theirs
B: possibly make much harder for any individual to hook on to other 3d outlets and then sell such content they have purchased from there as if theirs, with a thorough test, those who infringe copyrights will definitely have a tough time to pretend he is a content creator if he is not...eg an amateur just started blender and then gets stuff from turbosquid and sells it as his own here.
C: avoid ignorant creators to upload content that is harmful to user experience performance, as it happened on sl with the first mesh avatars and clothing that caused sever lag and server burdain, because of disgraceful topology.
D:vet those programmers that have the knowledge and ability to hack platforms, and for linden lab to have a data base of scriptors that ARE authorized to pass scripts to other clients.(hacking will inevitably be a big sansar issue as it is in any other PC game not allowing anyone to pas scripts around unless their real identity is registered is at least better than nothing)
E: make market search engine more efficient.
D: make marketplace more qualitative and AVOID sansar to look like SL, very few on SL are capable of making content for sl that will appear as in sansar in this moment that is not yet running GI (especially using SL textured lights in environments)
E: a certified qualitative market .
all of the above does NOT mean that a consumer with a Sansar account may not import, learn, make his wonders or disasters in hi sown space, but at least it will NOT be content that will go around the grid.
It must also be noted that many who do know what they are doing might invest time and money into offering education or gaming on sansar, we certainly do NOT wish , that a client enters in any decent experience and because they are wearing a full perms sweater bought on marketplace which has a horrible topology to cause issues to other clients and affect adversely the reputation, of that particular experience that they are visiting in that moment.
As a matter of fact, I wouldnt even allow someone to do any marketplace listing if the item they are selling has not them as a creator
There is already too much of that ongoing in second life affecting adversely client performance, and then what happens is that people blame it on linden lab servers being bad.....
I dont think that people that will put their time here want that an experience they have created gets a bad reputation because a good portion of its visitors is wearing junk including junk scripts.
this request will certainly have a financial burdain on LL but on the good side Sansar will gain a very enviable reputation and prestige which will by synergy attract more content creator and more consumers
So a nice and tough questionnaire on maya, 3dsmax, blender, cinema4d, modo, 3d coat etcetc can be at least one good way to give incentive to creators and give incentive to those consumers who are not capable yet, to learn and make it to marketplace one day, keeping the leeches out of here
Linden Lab has Pixar, Khan academy, and so many more in silicon valley and LA area, just across the road so to speak, I am sure that it might be interesting for them to make certified content CG Artists via Sansar, so that people can also attain a valid certificate, why not, without needing to travel in hollywood for some seminary if they learning.
There is so much that is not so hard to do to add prestige to Sansar while at the same increasing its profitability , with pondered reasonable budgeting and opportunity costs.
This also adds self sustainabilty and scalability which then converts into massive savings for conversion and retention costs, thus allowing better flexibility to follow market trends because of the dynamics, and maximize employee productivity, while at the same time decreasing frustrating workload put into dead end strategies, and small marketing adjustments that not always work out with a positive response from the consumer.