!!!! POSER copying server ORIGINALITY (server ideas and plugins) (COPYRIGHT MY IDEAS?)

Discussion in 'Bukkit Discussion' started by zecheesy, Aug 7, 2012.

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    zecheesy

    Jee. After I posted this thread, a lot MORE people have been copying my ideas..
    :/
     
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    mindless728

    Well go your separate ways, nothing you can really do about it, especially since you did not have a contract in place before teaming up so anything in the server then is fair game
     
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    zecheesy

    I guess.
    I thought of having everyone spam on his server. Would you think he would stop item spawning?
     
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    mindless728

    Bad idea, it looks bad as a server owner to do that to someone else, if your players find out they may not be too keen on the idea

    Just offer a better service than him and it is a non-issue
     
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    zecheesy

    Poops.
    I was thinking of posting "POSERS! Trying to bring down the original item spawning server! ATTACK! (spam advertise and bring them down!)" on my website... I have a lot of "Loyalists"

    cuz it *might* make darryn angry and stop with all that item spawning nonsense. if I let him alone like I did with his grief city (he had like 5-15 on while I had 15-35) nothing would like happen even with the fact that I have a better server (on grief city)
    they even tried to copy my donator perks, prices and names.... >_<
    I mean copy-and-paste!
     
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    mindless728

    Well, keep in mind that if you do that, and especially if you tell your users to do this, you have just shown them another server (just like yours) that they may have not known about
     
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    Ne0nx3r0

    Who would you report him to? This isn't a plugin or something he posted on the same forum as you pretending it was his. You're playing a commercially licensed game that you only own the rights to play in a typically international setting.

    The only thing you might be able to do is report it on whatever server lists he uses.

    Theoretically if the graphic was made by you (that is, not with an illegally downloaded copy of Photoshop) and you were both in the same country there might be something you could do, but it likely wouldn't be worth the effort or legal fees, let alone the cost of a lawyer to file everything for you.

    Just let it go :p.
     
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    zecheesy

    I am going to encrypt the IP. Like put it as: crapserver.cheesium.com and when everyone stops trolling, ill just disable crapserver.cheesium.com IP.

    Yeah but I am pretty upset by the fact that I did all the work and he just stole it...
    I'm going to put cheesium.com encrypted in ALL my photos (in the MIDDLE with some transparancy) like those pictures:
    example (open)

    [​IMG]



    Do you think I should rant on his server like that?
    If not.. I need an alternative :)
     
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    Ne0nx3r0

    [​IMG]
     
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    zecheesy

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    ZachBora

    Real mature. There's people copying my server map and ranks everyday.
     
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    zecheesy

    You have the CloneMe plugin though o.o

    Well they don't copy your whole server idea..
    It's like a duplicate of mcpvp or duplicate of bukkit

    HOW DO YOU MAKE THEM STOP
     
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    ZachBora

    The only thing you could do is report them on websites that both yours and their banner is showing.
     
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    zecheesy

    Would they do anything about it? It IS an outdated banner
     
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    ZachBora

    This isn't the website where your ad is posted.
     
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    Omnitv

    Go talk to a local Lawyer or if you are in the US or Canidia Go to the official copyright source, the U.S. Copyright Office.
    http://www.copyright.gov/eco/index.html
     
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    zecheesy

    he lives in australia
     
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    Omnitv

    What are you copywriting any way.
    tl;dr
     
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    zecheesy

    idk my life jk:

    BTW this banner is mine original:
    [​IMG]
    This banner is his: (you can see he editted my IP out and changed the slots and arena)
    [​IMG]

    (he also got the item spawning server from me and now he is going to make an item spawning server :( )
     
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    Omnitv

    Oh, wow ok.... If you are dealing with that it is instantly (c) as you created it yourself. Plus since you already flattened all the layers too. :p (Film and Photoguy)
    However you dont have the necessary documentation to prove D.O.E (Date of existence) so you cant have anything back you up if some one takes the idea.
    Besides it fairly small every one has a similar format for their server banner.
     
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    ShootToMaim

    Thankfully I don't run a server. <3
     
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    zecheesy

    so if I took google's banner thing and doodled on it and called it my own, I would be in big trouble?
    okay
     
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    mindless728

    all that this means is that you are using a domain name for him, any person with a shred of knowledge could run a ping (even google could lead you to this), once they have the IP they have it

    honestly its not worth it, there are so many servers out there that one copying you should matter. On this note how do you know that others haven't copied you, it could have happened already and you don't know about it
     
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    zecheesy

    I searched up the item spawning servers from planetminecraft and checked if they were similar.
    All of the item spawning servers are from 2011... (I didn't even know they existed)

    Although one guy from my server tried to make an item spawning server and I banned them and told them to stop. And they did?
    I'm trying to tell darryn that it's so low to use people's server ideas and content and put it in as your own.
    Not working :(
     
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    Ne0nx3r0

    First off realistically Google wouldn't bother you because they realize (as you need to) that it's no big deal.

    Now if you tried to make money using their logo/brand in some way, you can bet they'd hunt you down. Even then, Google has lawyers, billions of dollars, and makes money off it's logo. You have yourself, a Minecraft server, and don't even have any sort of company to attach the creation to.

    I'm telling you:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Omnitv

    Logos are a different story, Whilst banners and images are coppywrited (somewhat) Logos has the company's name in it already, and thus harder for some one else to call it your own. and easier for th company ie: google for example to win the battle, That is why some websites like shutter stock always has a sample image and has a water mark on it. example : http://articles0.designinterviews.com/1260284965238shutterstock.jpg
    and requires you to buy them to remove the watermark, and the artist is using Creative Commons.
     
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    zecheesy

    i put a water thing on my picture
    [​IMG]
     
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    zecheesy

    the watermarked photo is really ugly:(any other solutions?
    [​IMG]
    and
    [​IMG]
    uglY ^
    any other ways? :( the guy copies my written text too
     
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    arnie231

    Disable right clicking on your website
     
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    dxwarlock

    For the server itself, there is nothing you can do. there is nothing illegal about 'copying' a server.
    Got to remember you are using a game, that he has access to, with plugins that ANYONE can use because they are publicly downloadable.
    You cant stop someone from downloading the same free plugins that everyone can use. Now if you had private plugins made just for your server, and he got ahold of them, then there would be some at least 'moral' issues about that.

    But as its stands like I said, only thing he did was what you did. downloaded a server for a game he bought, slapped in some plugins that are free to everyone, and set them up. Its like playing with legos, and complaining your friend made a house just like yours. Both of you have access to the same pieces made by someone else. he didn't do anything 'illegal'
    Asshole move? yes. Punishable in anyway? no.
     
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