[theme-reviewers] Nifty theme: copyright infringement

Justin Tadlock justin at justintadlock.com
Fri Jan 4 07:19:31 UTC 2013

I was looking for the WordPress plugins email address but couldn't find 
it.  I know Otto reads this list, so I just wanted to point out that the 
same guy has copied my code and is passing it off as his own in some 
plugins too.

Breadcrumbs Plus:

Is a copy of my Breadcrumb Trail:

And, Improving Caption:

Is a copy of my Cleaner Caption:

The guy has a few other plugins, so I wouldn't be surprised if they were 
copied from other people's code as well.

On 1/4/2013 1:04 AM, Justin Tadlock wrote:
> I hate to bring topics up like this because it saddens me that these 
> sort of things are still happening in the WP community.  But, I must 
> do it in this case.
> I wanted the mods to be aware that the Nifty theme is blatantly 
> copying my Prototype theme and Hybrid Core framework without proper 
> attribution.
> Nifty theme link:
> http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/nifty
> Prototype theme link:
> http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/prototype
> Most, but not all, of my copyright notices have been removed from the 
> code.  Many copyright notices have been replaced with the theme 
> author's name as well.
> I can give a full, line-by-line report of the code if I need to 
> sometime tomorrow.  But, my guess is that anyone that takes a look at 
> both themes and their code can see that it's clear.

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