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

Viper007Bond viper at viper007bond.com
Sat Jun 28 06:40:29 GMT 2008

Wow, what a dick.

On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 11:33 PM, Joost de Valk <joost at joostdevalk.nl>

> 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.
> Best,
> Joost
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