Not Solved Designers: What do you do when you find a forum that removed your copyright?
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voronv Wrote:
Audentio Wrote:Perhaps I misunderstand, but...People placing their opinions on someones work is completely different than the actual piece of work holding an acknowledgment to the creator.

Dear Audentio, you just don't get it.

I say: it is wrong BY MY OPINION to place a copyright sign on a theme if you posted it on a public forum and encouraged others to use it.

What do you want to achive by doing that?
You want to advertise your works to your business clients ("please visit such and such site to see my work...")? Then you have to disclose it in your theme's license agreement otherwise what moral right would you have to accuse others in dishonesty?

And, after all, the users of your themes are actually developers or even programmers, same as you are. Offering them your help and then charging for it is similar to abusing your junior brothers.

I'm a professional programmer and I have shared thousands of ideas and pieces of a code. What, if colleague comes to me and asks for help then I need to tell him: yes, I can help you only if you tell my manager that it was my idea? Is this right?

I guess, the copyright sign is too strong tool to be used here. I wish there were some other, lighter signs for IT industry, like "Based on ideas" or "Design Ideas Of", do you undestand what I mean? It would be like wearing the dress with the label:" Designed by Valentino" or "Designed in Paris". Who would want to hide it?
Many things hold a copyright notice and I can name at least 7 programs which have it visible and with a link to there site. Really if you nor others can't respect or pay to remove it then you shouldn't use those themes which the creators choose to put it on. simple?

It's down to theme designer to choose if to add a copyright line or not. just like it's your choice to use it or not.

Which hopefully would be not. (for those who don't respect it)

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Theme copyright is a nonsense! - by voronv - 2007-08-21, 01:12 AM
RE: Designers: What do you do when you find a forum that removed your copyright? - by Kerrang! - 2007-08-25, 02:58 AM
This was a great link, thanks! - by voronv - 2007-08-30, 09:11 PM

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