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

James Currie jamie at wunderdojo.com
Tue Apr 22 03:34:25 UTC 2014

That's crap. If he's ripping off your work and selling it, and counting 
on you not being willing/able to put in the resources to fight for your 
proper rights that not only screws you, it sets a bad precedent for all 
of the rest of us.

If you want to set up a fund to take contributions to go after this guy 
I'll be the first to pony up a bit. I've benefited immensely from the 
amazing community around WP and I'd hate to see people like this start 
to put a damper on everyone's willingness to share their knowledge, 
experience and code.


------ Original Message ------
From: "Daniel" <danielx386 at gmail.com>
To: "wp-hackers" <wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com>
Sent: 4/21/2014 7:49:15 PM
Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] When shady people resell your work...
>So are you going to take it further? That would be a good lesson to 
>Daniel Fenn
>On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 12:42 PM, Dino Termini <dino at duechiacchiere.it> 
>>  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 
>>  involved.
>>  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...
>>  Dino.
>>  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 
>>>  probably won't do anything, but might contact the host and tell them 
>>>  respond)
>>>  4. If nothing has happened still, send Google/etc DMCA requests to 
>>>  them removed from search results
>>>  ----
>>>  DMCA is the most powerful tool you have, but it only applies if 
>>>  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 
>>>  PHP, since that's covered by the GPL; images or CSS aren't 
>>>  though), you can also use that.
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