[resolved] Ripoff of S3MediaVault.com (5 posts)

  1. ravijp
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi Plugin developer,

    Your plugin s3vault from s3vault.com is a complete ripoff of the code from http://S3MediaVault.com which is a proprietary plugin.

    You've even tried to ripoff the domain name, which is similar sounding.

    Our plugin S3MediaVault.com uses proprietary code, and a proprietary tag style - like [s3mv]filename,width,height,autobuffer...[s3mv]

    Our plugin is the only one which includes a special "FILE" tag and a "URL" tag, all of which you can see at http://S3MediaVault.com .

    The main parts of the code have been completely ripped off as it is - barring a "find and replace" of the function name, and some variable names.

    You must take down this plugin immediately from WordPress, as it is not a GPL'ed license. You've stolen propriety code from a proprietary plugin, changed a few things around, and have submitted it as GPL, and also are selling it from your web site.

    Please take down your site s3vault.com too. You have 48 hours to do so, after which you will hear from our lawyers.

    You are also selling it commercially, and the damages we will be claiming will be very severe.

    Do the sensible thing and remove this plugin from WordPress.org as well as from your own other sites.

    I also implore the WordPress moderators here to remove this plugin from the repository.

    - Ravi Jayagopal
    Founder & Developer
    S3MediaVault.com (plugin being stolen and published here)


  2. James Huff
    Support Representative
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Please submit your dispute to plugins@wordpress.org

  3. ravijp
    Posted 5 years ago #


    Thanks, the dispute has been submitted to that email id.

    - Ravi Jayagopal

  4. James Huff
    Support Representative
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You're welcome!

  5. kbiglione
    Posted 5 years ago #

    And here I was just looking for the S3 Vault plugin and it no longer seems to exist.

    Ravi, was your plugin "ripped off" or forked. You do know that WordPress plugins are GPL, right?

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