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What will you do if Internet Brands close XenForo with an injunction?

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Stuart Wright

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http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?363884-Internet-Brands-claims-against-Xenforo
If Bob Brisco intends to pursue the foolhardy legal action against xenForo and blocks sales and/or developement and/or the public viewing of xenForo.com with an injunction, what will you do?
I'll send an email to every shareholder of Internet Brands I can find informing them of the foolishness of the action by Bob Brisco. How he has so chronically mismanaged the development of vB4 and how I'll do everything in my power to ensure that fellow vBulletin license holders are aware of how awful vBulletin is and how it should be avoided in favour of other forum solutions.
What would you do? Does anyone have the contact details of any of the shareholders? Perhaps we should start a list?
 
#3
Who cares? I think the people who actually might consider buying the forum would care. It is a valid question.
From the potential purchaser's perspective, what happens if they get slapped with this, and the courts side in IB's favor. Admittedly, looking at the functionality, not too much of a chance of that, but still, it IS within the realm of possibility
 

Forsaken

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Who cares? I think the people who actually might consider buying the forum would care. It is a valid question.
From the potential purchaser's perspective, what happens if they get slapped with this, and the courts side in IB's favor. Admittedly, looking at the functionality, not too much of a chance of that, but still, it IS within the realm of possibility
There is no case; it would be thrown out in CA if that was where the case was presented, all that would be needed is a independent contractor to review code.
 

RobParker

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#5
This is what put me off buying a license at first but then I thought screw it. I bought a (much more expensive) VB4 Suite license which has sat unused for a year thanks to their awful CMS implementation so would rather support the guys here even if the worst happens.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#7
The case itself has been discussed in depth here:
http://xenforo.com/community/threads/internet-brands-claims-against-xenforo.4727/

Several other threads discussing related aspects were closed as the topic itself had become exhaustted:
http://xenforo.com/community/threads/a-lawyers-perspective.6229/
http://xenforo.com/community/threads/what-happens-to-our-sites-if-ib-wins-the-lawsuit.6351/

There's also a thread asking how customers will be affected:
http://xenforo.com/community/threads/how-will-the-lawsuit-affect-customers.5016/

That being the case, can we stick to the thread subject which is what will you do?
Please no more discussion or speculation related to the case.

A defense fund has been started so that's something that people can contribute to if they wish to give XenForo a fighting chance against IB's very deep pockets.
http://xenforo.com/community/threads/xf-legal-donation-fund-david-vs-goliath.5352/
 
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http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?363884-Internet-Brands-claims-against-Xenforo
If Bob Brisco intends to pursue the foolhardy legal action against xenForo and blocks sales and/or developement and/or the public viewing of xenForo.com with an injunction, what will you do?
I'll send an email to every shareholder of Internet Brands I can find informing them of the foolishness of the action by Bob Brisco. How he has so chronically mismanaged the development of vB4 and how I'll do everything in my power to ensure that fellow vBulletin license holders are aware of how awful vBulletin is and how it should be avoided in favour of other forum solutions.
What would you do? Does anyone have the contact details of any of the shareholders? Perhaps we should start a list?
Nobody can ignore this legal action in my humble opinion. Its a risk factor that is unfortunately added to the price of XF.
 

DSF

Well-known member
#13
Your discussion of nonsense.
It is very easy for me and you as customer.

I have a product with a company called xenforo Ltd. bought and paid for.
This is a normal business relationship.
Another company in U.S. with the name IB I know, but I have no business relationship.

ONLY xenforo can tell me this product is no longer used.
Ok, then xF MUST pay back the money.
As long as they do not do this, can I use the product.

Any relationship between third parties, in this case, xF and IB, is for me completely irrevalant.

It's that simple. ;)
 
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ONLY xenforo can tell me this product is no longer used.
Not so. The legal system may tell you "you can't use that product". They have every authority to do so.

Ok, then xF MUST pay back the money.
Again, not so. You've used their product, yes? Then you aren't owed any money back. Since you've used said software, you're not entitled to anything back, from a legal perspective.

Any relationship between third parties, in this case, xF and IB, is for me completely irrevalant.
Until you get slapped with a cease and decist order if IB wins any lawsuit.

It's that simple. ;)
From a legal standpoint, it really isn't simple. The courts can say you can't use the software, they can say that it's in violation of legal agreements, they can say a lot of stuff. Of course, the likelihood of them DOING this is something else, but they have been known to do worse things.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#19
Back on topic please: What will you do if Internet Brands close XenForo with an injunction?

The case has been discussed to death elsewhere and there is little point in rehashing it all again here.
 
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