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How safe is it to use nulled WordPress theme?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by kokolin0, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. kokolin0

    kokolin0 Newbie

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    Hi.

    I am new in this things.
    I have found some really good hemes for wordpress.
    If I know how to clean nulled theme, is there still some risk, not from side of hackers, but author of that theme.
    Can really author of the theme sue you 'coz you downloaded theme somewhere, isnt he guilty for that, or one who steal the theme?
    Or am I still guilty 'coz I use it?
    I don't understand this.

    I am in dilema should I use nulled or not.
    What if even it is free, author can say later it was not free.
    Etc. thins, I am not in truce with my minds.
    One part telling me to use nulled, untill the other telling to not?
    What you recommend to me?

    PS. As I am new on this forum, I suggest some changes with registration.
    I 've just spent half an hour or more just to register. Verifications, agreement, and to be honest, I did not read that at all anyway, and I can tell you freelly no one reads agreements, 90% of them, and bots aren't so smart, so you need so much verifications.
    Not about this forum, but I am telling about site owners, people hate to spend time on registration.
    And as das are going on, registrations becoming a job to do, "HARD WORK".
     
  2. AmateRasu

    AmateRasu Power Member

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    there are possibilities that somebody could hack your website because you used nulled themes. I recommend buying the theme.
     
  3. kokolin0

    kokolin0 Newbie

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    :damnit: I asked something else. I know I can get hacked, but put that on side. What about theme author? :dontknow: Can he do something if I use his nulled theme? :33:
     
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  4. Methuselah

    Methuselah Regular Member

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    It would be a copyright violation, so he can pursue you through all the usual channels of your local copyright legislation. In short, yes he could sue you, whether he will or it is worth his time, or he will even ever find out is another matter.

    You should be much more worried about the malicious code someone might have put into the theme when they nulled it.
     
  5. kokolin0

    kokolin0 Newbie

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    :wavey: Methuselah, thanks for your time. I can't buy theme. I have no card, paypal or anything. And, I don't want to pay the theme, 'coz my site is not bussines site. I want to make it for fun.
    Now who bought theme, or who is not, what's the difference. Licence is something stupid, you could always say you lost it or something.
    Some themes doesn't even have licences.
    Envato should protect work of designers from themeforest, and look how many themes we have for free, and how many sites using them.

    Just is question now will I install nulled or free, I can't see the difference about hacking, free or nulled, anyone can put some bad stuff in it.

    That's why I actually asked about this.
    I used DeTube theme, now am not sure should I delete it or not, for my new site.
     
  6. tahworld

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    If he sues you, the above statement will be a joke in court.