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[resolved] Copyright Violation (5 posts)

  1. Aamer Shahzad
    Member
    Posted 1 month ago #

    Hello,

    I am a theme developer on wordpress .org. My one theme is live 1 is approved and other are under reviewing. Today when I check my theme is it live or not in new themes section then I was shocked that there is another theme like mine. I checked it, all the code is mine and that man makes few changes and submitted. All code is mine so why he violate the copyright? Why he copy my theme and get approved on wordpress theme directory? his ticket is opened before 1 month while my ticket is opened before about 4 months. He is an indian and his reviwer is also indian so I am pretty sure reviwer and he both are involve.
    My tickets (you can see these are older):
    https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/16599
    https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/16734
    https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/18480

    and his ticket is :

    https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/18291

    Please ASAP remove that theme and take action. I will be grateful for that.

    Thanks
    Aamer (Mobeen Abdullah)

  2. Aamer Shahzad
    Member
    Posted 1 month ago #

    @chipbennett you can check all the css, page templates, loops, styling with my avon lite theme. in this copyrighted theme this developer tried to replace all my text domain avon/avonlite etc but still in its functions.php and other files my text domain is there. Please take the action and make the wordpress.org clean from copyright violators.

    Thank you

  3. Aamer Shahzad
    Member
    Posted 1 month ago #

    If It it is not copyright violation (using someone other's theme standards and make own changes) then I don't have any problem.

  4. You're posting in the wrong place, give https://make.wordpress.org/themes/ a look (the section is labeled "How to contact the Theme Review Team".

    Edit: *Drinks more coffee* I mean, if you haven't contacted the themes reviewer list already. ;)

  5. checked it, all the code is mine and that man makes few changes and submitted. All code is mine so why he violate the copyright?

    Just to clarify one thing, your code may be copyright, but GPL permits people to take and fork it. They're supposed to credit you to retain copyright, but they're allowed to use it. But tyhe theme team can explain in detail.

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