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Copyrights in Footer

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Discussions' started by Aayush, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. Aayush

    Aayush Well-Known Member

    I've seen lot of developers using different places for adding the copyright info in the footer for their addons. Shouldn't all of us use a common place to stack the copyrights so it's easier for the theme designers to generalize the theme. It would also ensure that our addons don't break the theme on the users end and cause them frustration.
    What do you guys think?
     
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  2. oman

    oman Well-Known Member

    It's something that has been discussed in great depth before: - https://xenforo.com/community/threads/copyright-overlay.48140/
     
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  3. Aayush

    Aayush Well-Known Member

  4. oman

    oman Well-Known Member

    Nah, it's fine. Just thought I'd let you know about what has previously been discussed. The issue is still relevant now.
     
  5. Aayush

    Aayush Well-Known Member

    I think all of us should join forces to solve this issue! :)
     
  6. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    About the only thing you can do is not purchase products that have a copyright. Trying to force change on developers/designers is just a good way to piss them off and make them hesitant to release anything.
     
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  7. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Or pay for copyright removal if the option is available.
     
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  8. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    That would be logical wouldn't it? The problem is the people who make the biggest deal out of copyright notices tend to be the ones who don't ever buy the branding free (or rarely buy them).
     
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  9. Aayush

    Aayush Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't agree on this, the developers work really hard on the resources and I would love for them to get the required credit. What I am asking the developers is to work together to agree unanimously on a common pattern of copyrights placement in the footer so that the users get better themes on their forums.
     
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You will never reach consensus with every developer, designer, people doing template edits and packaging them as add-ons, etc.
     
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  11. Aayush

    Aayush Well-Known Member

    Since we don't have any development docs already, I think we could decide something unanimously for the new comers to follow. Anyways we have to start somewhere though.
     
  12. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You (or we) can't force anyone to do anything.

    They are free to add their copyright as they see fit.
     
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  13. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    I cant imagine why a developer would have much interest in making their copyrights uniform in anyway when they sell brand free options.. An ugly footer will certainly entice some to purchase copyright removal rights.
     
  14. Aayush

    Aayush Well-Known Member

    While it would be enticing, I feel it would not be ethical to have a great product with an ugly footer.
     
  15. Steve F

    Steve F Well-Known Member

    Sadly it seems common, and having numerous links for one copyright is just begging for branding removal.
     
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