[wp-hackers] Re: Copyright violations by plugin in the WordPress plugin directory.

Joost de Valk joost at joostdevalk.nl
Sat Jun 28 06:33:57 GMT 2008

On Jun 28, 2008, at 3:20 AM, Jared Bangs wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 6:05 PM, David Coppit <david at coppit.org>  
> wrote:
>> ...but I really, really doubt that argument would fly in court.
>> Hm... Now that I think about it, you could really nail this guy for  
>> taking
>> away your right to control who gets to modify your code. ...
> Aren't both of these plugins in the WP directory? If so, I can't help
> but wonder if this could be resolved more easily by getting these two
> authors in touch with each other and sorting things out. "Hey, could
> you give me attribution on that?" "Yeah, sure; sorry about that".
> Much easier and less drama. Realistically, no one is ever going to get
> "nailed" (legally, at least) over this issue, because it would be way
> too expensive to try to take to court for little or no resulting
> damages (in the monetary sense) at the end.
> Can't we all just get along? :-)

I've tried. He just emailed me back and says he DIDN't copy any of my  
plugin. Now I'm sorry, but everybody who's seen that plugin's code  
knows it isn't true.


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