Not Solved Designers: What do you do when you find a forum that removed your copyright?
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lorddonk Wrote:I'm fresh and new to theme-ing so I haven't encountered this yet, but I'm sure it will happen, eventually.

Since I released under the Creative Commons license, if I find it I would probably send them links to the CC license they signed up for and tell them they signed up for it. I know some people do it on accident by not uploading a custom template with a theme, or reverting them to make it compatible. So I'd start giving them the benefit of the doubt, maybe it's just because it hasn't happened to me a billion times yet.

Hopefully, that would make them scared and replace the link or use another theme.

Then, I'd go to phase two of joining their forums and posting about the situation in their own forum.

If it still happens, I would google up their username and try and find other sites they've joined. I'd send the user a PM on every account, and post in the forums about the situation, the moderators would probably at least temporary ban the person from the sites.

If it really continued, and I doubt I myself would go this far, since I released under Common Commons, I can use that binding agreement as grounds for legal action.

Good Idea, but I have something else in mind and in development. I'm fairly advanced in php now; I plan on including a theme key. When a person downloads a theme off of my portfolio site, they will receive a random theme key that they must enter before their skin will work. If at anytime I see one of my themes being used without the theme copyright, I simply delete the theme key from the database which will no-longer make the theme work. Wink It's pretty basic now so I won't be using it. Currently, anyone can practically find a way around it.
Kind Regards.

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Theme copyright is a nonsense! - by voronv - 2007-08-21, 01:12 AM
This was a great link, thanks! - by voronv - 2007-08-30, 09:11 PM
RE: Designers: What do you do when you find a forum that removed your copyright? - by Imad Jomaa - 2008-02-13, 11:31 PM

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