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    Quote Originally Posted by ice44 View Post
    Copyright law only works of the material or NAME that produces the material is copywritten.

    Not trying to rain on the parade.....but in order to claim or sue for Copyright infringment the material needs to be Copyrighted
    Did someone mention copyright - if so I missed. All Dr D is trying to do is ask people to not steal his own hard work and/or claim it for their own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ice44 View Post
    Copyright law only works of the material or NAME that produces the material is copywritten.

    Not trying to rain on the parade.....but in order to claim or sue for Copyright infringment the material needs to be Copyrighted
    place a copyright link at the bottom of your site devious. this will take care of any issues you have.

    i have not had ONE issue with getting thiefs to take down my material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jblackfish View Post
    Did someone mention copyright - if so I missed. All Dr D is trying to do is ask people to not steal his own hard work and/or claim it for their own.
    it's mentioned atleast 3 times on the first page....the 1st reply to the thread states it..

    again..not trying to rain on the parade.....just trying to state legal facts...

    What I sugguest doing is this.....do the poorman's Copy Right on all your themes, icons, etc that you make

    it's real simple

    Create your themes, icons, etc that you make
    Create a TEXT file or Word document listing items and dates created
    Burn the TEXT doc and the files you created to a CD
    take that CD and package it up
    address it to yourself from yourself and take it to the post office
    at the post office send it VIA Regetistered mail ( will require a signature when delivered )
    send it off and wait for it in the mail
    Sign for it when it gets there
    keep your copy for your records of the signed delivery paper
    place the CD and the delivery paper in a water/air tight bag and put it away

    NOW if someone steals your files you have a COPY RIGHT on them and you can legally sue them as long as the package remains sealed until you hire a lawyer and its opened in COURT in from of a judge
    The young man knows the rules, and the old man will enforce them!
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    Sorry, I got in on the later part of this and didn't go back to the first page (obviously.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jblackfish View Post
    Sorry, I got in on the later part of this and didn't go back to the first page (obviously.)
    No problems.....I had to go back and make sure I read it correctly...LOL
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    Im glad this got resolved Dr D ! I appreciate your hard work and it sucks when people are rip off artists and cant create on their own

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    That sucks. I have no clue how to even begin making themes and truly respect and appreciate the work that so many of you do and the amount of time it takes for you to create such things. I think i have seen some of the themes that this guy you are talking about has done. I thought there was something familar about parts of them. Good Luck with your quest to stop him from "stealing" your work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robertm View Post

    I wanted to ask ironically at first if the guy is from Asia, but I didn't wanted to sound stereotipical or rasist ... but those simply think that they can steal anything and do whatever they want in order to advance their communist economy.

    Let's hope RIM will follow Apple and create one single controlled software market for the BlackBerry. That would make life perfect for all developers
    i'd rather keep it free and easy. apple's socialist dev. policies make it very difficult to create anything for the iphone. then, once you create it, you don't own it, el jobso does.

    ironically - you bash the communist regime of China, but you support the socialst rule of apple. interesting.

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    Originally Posted by robertm

    I wanted to ask ironically at first if the guy is from Asia, but I didn't wanted to sound stereotipical or rasist ... but those simply think that they can steal anything and do whatever they want in order to advance their communist economy.

    Let's hope RIM will follow Apple and create one single controlled software market for the BlackBerry. That would make life perfect for all developers
    Quote Originally Posted by lonestarbuzz View Post
    i'd rather keep it free and easy. apple's socialist dev. policies make it very difficult to create anything for the iphone. then, once you create it, you don't own it, el jobso does.

    ironically - you bash the communist regime of China, but you support the socialst rule of apple. interesting.
    Let's be careful drawing conclusions and making accusations. Remember this from the rules:

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    and don't turn this into a personal issue. Thanks.
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    Definite bad mojo Dr. D


    as Ice44 stated earlier - I do not want to rain on the parade but . . .

    I have found very few wallpaper/theme developers that have not crossed over the copyright line (yes, including myself). Actually I do not believe I have ever met a person that has not in some way crossed US copyright boundaries, and goodness knows they are expansive boundaries.

    99.9% of the time a person posts an image of a car, mac/vista icons, cartoon characters, movie themes, etc., it is a form of infringement. This is true whether the posting party is offering the content for free or for a fee. The term "All rights reserved" means just that "ALL". The only consistently successful path around this is to provide the content in educational, parody or journalistic context.

    You may want to read the following should you be interested in the (very) basic clear description of copyright facts – it will take all of about 2 minutes.

    Copyright 101: The following are excerpts I compiled for various professional purposes. Key sources are Cornell Law School, US Copyright Office and the University of Colorado, Wikipedia and Bambooweb. And if you are really, really bored-copyright.gov and search for title17 ~ LOL

    The Copyright Act of 1976 is the basis of copyright law in the United States. It has since been amended by several copyright provisions. The last prior primary law was 1909.

    In the past, in some jurisdictions (US being one), a work would enter the public domain if it was released without a copyright notice. This is no longer true. Any work receives copyright by default and copyright law generally doesn't provide any special means to "abandon" copyright so that a work can enter the public domain, i.e., any published material is copyright protected - with or without notification. Of course, this is only applicable where laws are in place. No law, no copyright.

    Interestingly though, section 411 of the Act does require copyright registration before a copyright infringement action of the work can proceed. This is where the outline provided by Ice44 is prudent in the case of proof. The exercise definitively illustrates the exact date and time a person's intellectual work was established.

    There is a false notion that "freely obtained" means "public domain". One could argue that the Internet is a publicly-available domain, not licensed or controlled by any individual, company, or government; therefore, everything on the Internet is public domain - hmmmmm. This specious argument ignores the fact that licensing rights are not dependent on the means of distribution or consumer acquisition. (If someone gives you stolen merchandise, it is still stolen, even if you weren't aware of it.)

    Technology columnist Nicholas Petreley once wrote, "Those who want information to be free as a matter of principle should create some information and make it free." I will now take my leave and step down off my soap-box! LOL

    Please do not take this post as truth. Go to any search engine or library and search copyright guidelines.

    And just for the record I think what happened to Dr. D is truly unfortunate. I have found on more occasions than not, a simple request to the author or to credit the author where due, is all that is required to utilize their intellectual content. I have found this to be true worldwide.
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    excellent post data!!
    and it didn't even take 2 minutes to get through!!
    hah
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