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« on: September 04, 2005, 10:09:50 AM »

http://brakel.tollfreepage.com/about.php?op=listmodules

Let's see here... before I begin I shall note that Talisman has been in touch with Lord Merthwyl who seems to believe that he doesn't have to comply with the license or with copyright laws.

Race - Faerie    1.1    Lord Merthwyl - no credit for being based on racecat, no download link
Race - Leprechaun    1.0    Lord Merthwyl - no credit for being based on racecat
Race - Zombie    1.0    Lord Merthwyl - no credit for being based on racecat

Specialty - Caliber    1.0    Lord Merthwyl - no credit to original author of file it was originally based on, no download link
Specialty - Irish Skills    1.0    Lord Merthwyl - no credit to original author of file it was originally based on, no download link

Lays    1.0    Hex, modified text byLord Merthwyl - no download link

City - Ireland    1.0    Lord Merthwyl - no credit to original author of file it was based on (probably ghosttown?)

Hancook the Piercer    1.0    Lord Merthwyl - no credit for being code theft (copy!) of Petra with text changes only

Petra the Tattoo Artist    1.2    Shannon Brown Custom Tats added by Lord Merthwyl - Lonny's copyright has been stolen and removed

Holy Grail Quest    1.0    Lord Merthwyl -   no credit to original author of file it was based on (DEFINITELY based on Sneakabout's Manticore)

Community Brothel    1.0    Lord Merthwyl - STOLEN from Sichae and Phofire, copyright information replaced
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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2005, 10:14:18 AM »

This IS a shame Sad ... to do something wrong but not to correct or comply...
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2005, 10:18:33 AM »

He seems to have just removed some. Not more than half an hour ago, he had most of Sichae's library modules up, and all the copyright on them was stolen too. Sad
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2005, 10:22:09 AM »

Oh... I just checked, the other manipulations were there.

Hmm... adding your name to something if you put work in it (due to the amount of work you put in it) is ok...
but to delete copyrights or replace them is not okay.


If he is aware of his violations, he should act now.
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2005, 10:35:36 AM »

He knows. He had the gall to tell Talisman he has all the stolen content he needs and to go ahead and ban him...
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2005, 10:38:44 AM »

Well, his web host might think otherwise... and a lawyer too...

as well as if his daddy gets mad about the little boy who tries to take over the world from behind is keyboard by violating the copyrights of others...  Tongue

I don't think a pat on the head is enough for someone who speaks like that...


edit: the funny part is that lord m. complained about someone who stole his copyright some time ago... maybe you've seen the thread Wink he mentioned these modules you listed
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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2005, 11:24:19 AM »

Aye, he brought forward a complaint a couple of days ago.

I've left lays.zip in his shared folder for the moment, and you can see that the ONLY changes he made (apart from taking author credit) were in the non-executable initial comments originally provided by hex.

Lord Merthwyn has now been banned from DragonPrime.
Napa has been removed from DragonPrime.

They have one other collaborative 'coder' whom I am watching closely.
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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2005, 11:27:03 AM »

It's also a shame that you have so much work to watch over quite a bunch of people  Cry

This is not how it is supposed to be ... see Hall of Shame (part 1)...

*sigh*
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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2005, 05:29:33 PM »

The next step would be to contact his site host and make them aware of what's happening.  That usually puts things into perspective Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2005, 10:53:36 PM »

Drumroll please!

Another one doing this... and this person seems to be the one that Lord Merthwyl complained about stealing "his" code.

Let's play Spot the Difference!

Code:
output("`7You enter a lively drinking hall, populated by dancing costumes of every imaginable kind.`n`n");
output("The bartender is dressed as a %s.`n`n",$suit);
output("`7He approaches and asks, `7\"`&What can I get you today?`7\"`n`n");
Code:
output("`7`nYou enter a lively drinking hall, populated by dancing costumes of every imaginable kind.`n`n");
output("The bartender is dressed as a %s.`n`n",$suit);
output("`7He approaches and asks, `7\"`&What can I get you today?`7\"`n`n");

Code:
output("The bartender places a glass of orange and red liquid in front of you.");
output("There are small pink flecks in it, and you're suddenly apprehensive about it.`n`n");
Code:
output("The bartender places a glass of red liquid in front of you.");
output("There are small white chunks floating in the top, and you're suddenly apprehensive about it.`n`n");

"author"=>"Vorpal and Faiste, based on a concept by Shannon Brown",

Primary copyright? I DON'T THINK SO!
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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2005, 11:10:55 PM »

http://www.starhawklotgd.com/about.php?op=listmodules

He has stolen code from Esoterra - Funny, I don't see my name listed as the author of citypendelhaven.

Leviathans Pain Shop - yet another one where I am listed as the "concept" when it is bleedingly obvious it is merely text changes to petra.

Quests that require Sneakabout's functions to run. Broken links all over the place. Incorrect links. Races based on Felyne that are not credited to me and not released. Specialties with no credits or release.
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« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2005, 01:01:50 AM »

looks like you took out a nest... Sad
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« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2005, 09:55:29 AM »

Yeah, we've been digging into this crowd for a few days now.

Some people seem to think we're stupid, or will never stumble across their site...but we find them.
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« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2005, 09:58:45 AM »

:-P most philosophically spoken...

but true Wink they present themselves in public, and so it becomes public...sooner or later.
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« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2005, 11:29:40 AM »

I'm pretty sure this is where I should post about this.

I've recently noticed that my module:

Arcada - http://dragonprime.net/users/Dhampir/arcadia.zip

Has been taken, edited as to just edit the titles, and then edited the Author saying it's someone elses, like so:

http://dragonprime.net/users/Dhampir/falstarcheap.zip


They've done the exact same thing to another one of my modules.

I've sent a petition to them to remove those modules immediately, can someone help me with future steps, if it comes to them?


Vorpal and Gaia are the names

Actually I believe that ALL modders should take a look at starhawklotgd.com....I'm thinking that they've done alot of the same to other peoples modules here. Just take a look to make sure,
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