[theme-reviewers] URGENT : Our website has been copied and transform as a Wordpress Themes !

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Mon Sep 27 17:25:46 UTC 2010

Regarding the WPCOM site that is pushing a copyright-violating Theme, I
would direct such inquiries to the folks at Automattic directly.

Regarding WPORG Themes that potentially or allegedly violate copyright: this
is probably a DMCA issue, and *WPORG very likely needs to have a published
DMCA policy*. Note that enforcement of this policy is the purvey of Matt (or
his designee) as owner of the WPORG resources, and not the Theme Review

In lieu of a published DMCA policy, I fully support using the Suspension
Hammer if a DMCA takedown notice (as which I would qualify the OP in this
thread) is submitted to the Theme Review team.

Ideally, though, such requests need to go to another email address entirely
- one specifically set up for Theme legal matters in general, or
copyright/DMCA matters specifically. It's really outside the scope of Theme


On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 11:43 AM, Edward Caissie
<edward.caissie at gmail.com>wrote:

> Johan -
> The theme's availability outside of the WordPress servers is beyond any
> possible control we could have, especially as Theme Reviewers. If you would
> like the link removed from the WPCOM blog then I would suggest contacting:
> http://support.wordpress.com/ to see if they can help.
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