[wp-hackers] When shady people resell your work...

Dino Termini dino at duechiacchiere.it
Tue Apr 22 02:42:17 UTC 2014

Hi all, just a quick update on this issue, for those who might want to 
go through the same process.

  As suggested, we sent a few DMCA Takedown Notices to all the services 

Once Mr. Blagodarskly (the guy who's selling our plugin) got a copy of 
those notices, he replied with a counter notice affidavit.

Apparently, if he does that, our only option would be to seek "a court 
order to restrain the subscriber from engaging in infringing activity 
relating to the material on the service provider's system or network".

Oh well...


On 4/9/2014 8:39 AM, Ryan McCue wrote:
> If they remove attribution, they're in violation of the license, so
> their license is void.
> If this is the case, here's what I'd do:
> 1. Send them a DMCA request
> 2. If they don't respond, send their host a DMCA request directly
> 3. If *they* don't respond, send their registrar a DMCA request (they
> probably won't do anything, but might contact the host and tell them to
> respond)
> 4. If nothing has happened still, send Google/etc DMCA requests to get
> them removed from search results
> ----
> DMCA is the most powerful tool you have, but it only applies if they've
> removed attribution. If they add attribution, unless there are other
> license violations, you can't use the DMCA.
> Also note: If your premium add-ons contain copyrighted resources (not
> PHP, since that's covered by the GPL; images or CSS aren't automatically
> though), you can also use that.

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