[wp-hackers] When shady people resell your work...
jamie at wunderdojo.com
Tue Apr 22 03:34:25 UTC 2014
That's crap. If he's ripping off your work and selling it, and counting
on you not being willing/able to put in the resources to fight for your
proper rights that not only screws you, it sets a bad precedent for all
of the rest of us.
If you want to set up a fund to take contributions to go after this guy
I'll be the first to pony up a bit. I've benefited immensely from the
amazing community around WP and I'd hate to see people like this start
to put a damper on everyone's willingness to share their knowledge,
experience and code.
------ Original Message ------
From: "Daniel" <danielx386 at gmail.com>
To: "wp-hackers" <wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com>
Sent: 4/21/2014 7:49:15 PM
Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] When shady people resell your work...
>So are you going to take it further? That would be a good lesson to
>On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 12:42 PM, Dino Termini <dino at duechiacchiere.it>
>> Hi all, just a quick update on this issue, for those who might want
>> through the same process.
>> As suggested, we sent a few DMCA Takedown Notices to all the
>> Once Mr. Blagodarskly (the guy who's selling our plugin) got a copy
>> notices, he replied with a counter notice affidavit.
>> Apparently, if he does that, our only option would be to seek "a
>> to restrain the subscriber from engaging in infringing activity
>> the material on the service provider's system or network".
>> Oh well...
>> On 4/9/2014 8:39 AM, Ryan McCue wrote:
>>> If they remove attribution, they're in violation of the license, so
>>> their license is void.
>>> If this is the case, here's what I'd do:
>>> 1. Send them a DMCA request
>>> 2. If they don't respond, send their host a DMCA request directly
>>> 3. If *they* don't respond, send their registrar a DMCA request
>>> probably won't do anything, but might contact the host and tell them
>>> 4. If nothing has happened still, send Google/etc DMCA requests to
>>> them removed from search results
>>> DMCA is the most powerful tool you have, but it only applies if
>>> removed attribution. If they add attribution, unless there are other
>>> license violations, you can't use the DMCA.
>>> Also note: If your premium add-ons contain copyrighted resources
>>> PHP, since that's covered by the GPL; images or CSS aren't
>>> though), you can also use that.
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