Wysłany: 2011-01-12, 16:54 $5 Million Law Suit Proves BloggingMaster LLC Copyright Clai
The legal trouble between WPblogmatic, Inc., and the promoters of Buildablogstore (BABS), BloggingMaster LLC, has erupted over a PHP script, which incorporates Wordpress as its base operating system. Wordpress is open source code. Wordpress is distributed under the GNU Public License, establishing that the source code is easily obtained free of charge to all interested users with the right to adapt as required.
Both WPblogmatic and Buildablogstore (BABS) use a altered type of Wordpress to effect installation and setup. A specific Autoblogging plug-in is used to affect the management interface and the setup of affiliate posts.
The plug-in is crafted to automate the building of blogs and create posts of goods from a choice of affiliates like eBay, Amazon, Overstock, commission Junction, etc.
There is a tendency to believe that there are two things: WordPress, and the active Plug-in. But they do not run in isolation. They perform as one cohesive unit. They would not even operate in a sequential order. WordPress initiates up, WordPress tells the plug-in to run its tasks and register its hooks and filters, then WordPress runs a distinct amount of queries, then WordPress calls the appropriate plug-in PHP file, and then the plug-in hooks into the queried WordPress data and uses WordPress tasks to initiate it, and then WordPress shuts down and finishes the request. On that clear view, it looks like a multi-layered pastry. But the integration is even more amalgamated than the pastry analogy suggests.
It is wrong to think of WordPress and a plug-in as different entities. As far as the code is concerned, they form one functional unit. The plug-in code doesn't sit-on-top of WordPress. It is within it, in multiple different places, with a number of interdependencies. This develops a web of shared data architectures and code all contained within a assembled memory space.
What this alludes to the fact is that a plug-in developer would need to completely remove any and all Wordpress code before being able to lodge a copyright protection for the design of their plug-in. Plug-in code imperatively derives from WordPress and thus must be licensed under the GNU General Public License if it is distributed.
Mr. Bert Tassoni returned our phone call and stated that WPblogmatic Inc., early in 2010 come across the GNU open source code online and spent enormous money employing its own American based coders to conclusively advance the code, create a absolutely new management interface and ensure the product determinately worked.
Mr. Tassoni further claimed that the end product is the best and most stable Autoblogging tool ever put on the market. WPblogmatic certainly has succeeded where Buildablogstore failed!
Although both PHP scripts use the same Wordpress code as a foundation, the performance and management interface are completely different. WPblogmatic extensively redesigned the product by utilizing an open source code readily accessible online.
The claims made by BloggimgMaster LLC and Peter Bresko, against WPblogmatic Inc., proved to be false and malicious and have resulted in a substantial Law Suit.
Designers of Themes or Plug-Ins for WordPress ought to take note of this case study.