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Offline mistyisty.pro

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Copyright.
« on: November 16, 2017, 05:12:47 PM »
Hello,

I'm wondering whether it's possible to remove the copyright notice at the bottom of the forums, however I don't want to permanently remove it since I want SMF to be credited as they made the forums. Is it allowed to remove the copyright and credit them in a sticky thread for everyone to see? Same with mods?

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Re: Copyright.
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2017, 05:15:34 PM »
Hey there,

You may remove copyright from your forum, but we can't guarantee that you'll be receiving support here on forum, if needed.
As for the mods - we can't tell exactly, as it depends of the mods licence itself.

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Re: Copyright.
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2017, 05:50:13 PM »
I can almost guarantee you won't receive support from the Support Team unless the copyright is where it's supposed to be. And all the mod authors I know feel the same about their mods.

Having said that, you said you don't want to permanently remove it ... how long are you talking for?

And are we talking about a 2.1 forum (not that it matters in regards to your questions)?
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Re: Copyright.
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2017, 05:58:23 PM »
Depends on the mods. Some don't allow it.  I allow it with my mods with paid copyright removal https://www.smfhacks.com/copyright_removal.php
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Re: Copyright.
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2017, 06:29:21 PM »
I should have made that clear myself. Thanks for the clarification vb. :)
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Re: Copyright.
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2017, 08:07:21 AM »
And are we talking about a 2.1 forum (not that it matters in regards to your questions)?

Their forum uses 2.0.14.

Also, it does matter because the rules regarding copyright are different for 1.1 and 2.0 versions of the software.
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Re: Copyright.
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2017, 12:21:07 PM »
Thanks Irisado.

I see no copyright at all now so further support is unlikely.
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Re: Copyright.
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2017, 12:46:01 PM »
They also broke the package manager from functioning correctly in so doing, which amused me.

EDIT: Now I'm not on mobile. So not content with removing SMF's copyright (and breaking the package manager at least looking at how it was done on the credits page), and using SimplePortal without their credits, they're almost certainly violating the licence of the FacePunch mod they bought. Oh and the modified Dzinerstudio theme doesn't have a credit even if Dzinerstudio isn't around any more, and unless you were a customer a year ago, you have an illegally obtained theme as well.

Good going.
« Last Edit: November 17, 2017, 01:36:12 PM by Arantor »
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