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Pirated Design (16 posts)

  1. basketball
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Well I just checked out a referring link from this page to my site and I found out that it had ripped off my entire design. Are there any tips that you guys recommend me doing? The site is
    http://blog.filmas.info/testeejam.php and my site is
    http://basketball2k.com

  2. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    well it does say it's a test in the link, maybe they're trying to mod it?

  3. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Plus they screwed it up so it makes them look even worse.

  4. mike
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Unfortunately, it isn't theft so there is little you can (or should) do.
    I like yours better:)!

  5. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Actualy, that's a misnomer. Unfortunatly, it's too late in this case, but you can copyright a design, but it has to be noted. Otherwise the copyright generaly only applies to the content.
    I took a peak at their source code, and I've got an idea. They are still using the same banner image that you are using (hot linked to your site no less!) I say rename it to something else and change your site to use the new name. Create a new image, give it the old name, and have it say (in big red letters) "THIS IS A PIRATED WEB DESIGN!"
    It's just an idea and sure to get someone's attention.
    TG

  6. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Actually if you go the "main" page of this blog: http://www.blog.filmas.info/ and look at the layout list (right menu bottom: Bloga stili=Blog's Styles/themes/layouts) you won't find the "stolen" css among them. It's a test - a 16 years old kid's curiosity :)

  7. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I don't steal it. I just want to see how their nav bar works. Later I will delete this file.

  8. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    OK I deleted this file.

  9. basketball
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thx enter, lol thats a nice tip techgone :P, neways if you need any help making the navbar similar to mine, I would be very happy to help. Just drop a comment on my site and ill get back to u.

  10. DanBowling
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Actually, any peice of work created is automatically copyrighted as soon as it takes tangible form... the notice just makes it easier to enforce. Write the guy an email telling them that they are breaking the law and ask them to stop using your design. Section 17 of US copyright law is what you want to read if you plan on persuing this more.

  11. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    it's only enforcible once you try to sell something. and he was only using it as a guide.

  12. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    @ DB > read more carefully: the guy deleted the file 8 days ago :)
    And I have doubts about the "Section 17 of US copyright law..." being enforced somewhere in the Baltics. (I hope Bush wouldn't send troops for that!)

  13. OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    unless oil is involved :|

  14. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hehz copyright is one interesting thing.

  15. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

  16. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    realy interesting text about copyright. Is that all true?

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