Intellectual Property and Copyright infringement

by Angela V. Edwards 9 replies
This is a VERY interesting video regarding copyright infringement and Open Source software. I found it linked on one of the .Edu sites I found for my subscribers.

http://jurisvodcast.com/2008/08/17/open-source-copyright-infringement/
#main internet marketing discussion forum #copyright #infringement #intellectual #property
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    I personally custom code everything I build .. I do not use some free open source code...

    James
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  • Sounds like a good thing to do, James. Obviously, you won't be having this sort of difficulties.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
      Originally Posted by Angela V. Edwards View Post

      Sounds like a good thing to do, James. Obviously, you won't be having this sort of difficulties.
      I learned long ago to code everything myself.. There is some very good open source code out there but for the most part a great many wannabee coders decide to build this and that with no thought of security, browser use, and many other things.

      This is why there are so many useless scripts running around in IM and I am not talking about the actual developers in IM I am talking about the marketers that get this great idea to build a script for cheap labor rates and then slap out a sales page saying they paid thousands (when in reality they hired someone from a 3rd world country and paid then pennies) and then just to come to find out the script is not secure and it does not work under different browsers and the script is crap..

      I will not mention names here but there are some membership sites owned by marketers that give away source code rights and they "claim" the scripts are custom coded and cost thousands. To me this is just down right unethical and wrong.. Because the truth is the scripts was slapped (glue and tape) together and the marketer paid very very little...

      Anyways my little rant is over with..

      James
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    Hey Angela,

    Good find kid!

    I know I think the people who publish open source products should be able to place limits on them. It's nice to see this getting backed up.


    Mary
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  • I agree, Mary. Being untechie, I wasn't aware of all the dangers there are with open source products. Attorneys can use this decision to defend clients who are having their products misused in a lot of cases.
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  • Profile picture of the author mmurtha
    James,

    I toally agree with you.

    I've been seeing this being done with PS scripts for a very long time.

    Sure, some of the scripts might be good for a starter so programmers can build on them, but people don't do that much anymore. They like to be lazy, and then say how they've slaved over the program for months, or got someone else to do it for them.

    Lol I was thinking about the same thing with membership sites here about 2 weeks ago when a friend asked me to check something out for him. As soon as I opened it, I saw the OS license which has to be in the package if given away or sold.

    I guess they don't figure people are too intelligent.

    I ended up telling my friend to ditch that membership in the end because he was paying for stuff he can get free if he looked hard enough.


    Mary
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  • I hear you James. Even though I don't know a lot about scripts, I do know that what you are saying is correct. There are quite a bit of useless scripts circulating online. Of course, sales pages are usually hyped up, but if the person selling the script had created (or outsourced) a really usable script and then made a sales page outlining what the script can do and how it can really help people, that would be SO much better marketing.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
      Originally Posted by Angela V. Edwards View Post

      I hear you James. Even though I don't know a lot about scripts, I do know that what you are saying is correct. There are quite a bit of useless scripts circulating online. Of course, sales pages are usually hyped up, but if the person selling the script had created (or outsourced) a really usable script and then made a sales page outlining what the script can do and how it can really help people, that would be SO much better marketing.
      Yes I agree Angela,
      But to some I guess it comes down to "Money" vs "Ethics" personally myself I will choose ethics over money any day of the week. I stand firm by what I say my scripts will do and how they function.

      James
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      • Originally Posted by TheRichJerksNet View Post

        Yes I agree Angela,
        But to some I guess it comes down to "Money" vs "Ethics" personally myself I will choose ethics over money any day of the week. I stand firm by what I say my scripts will do and how they function.

        James
        Yep, I completely agree, James. I am the same way. Yes, I'd like to make money, but making it unethically is something I will NOT do. Like you, I stand behind my products. I may not know about scripts, but I do create products and they are products that I have created and marketed ethically.
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