[theme-reviewers] Nifty theme: copyright infringement

Emil Uzelac emil at themeid.com
Fri Jan 4 07:55:14 UTC 2013


For plugins I can't do anything, however the Theme has been suspended from
I will note the last ticket as well.


On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 1:19 AM, Justin Tadlock <justin at justintadlock.com>wrote:

> 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:
> http://wordpress.org/extend/**plugins/breadcrumbs-plus/<http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/breadcrumbs-plus/>
> Is a copy of my Breadcrumb Trail:
> http://wordpress.org/extend/**plugins/breadcrumb-trail<http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/breadcrumb-trail>
> And, Improving Caption:
> http://wordpress.org/extend/**plugins/improving-caption/<http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/improving-caption/>
> Is a copy of my Cleaner Caption:
> https://github.com/**justintadlock/hybrid-core/**blob/master/extensions/**
> cleaner-caption.php<https://github.com/justintadlock/hybrid-core/blob/master/extensions/cleaner-caption.php>
> 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<http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/nifty>
>> Prototype theme link:
>> http://wordpress.org/extend/**themes/prototype<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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