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Legal problams with using themes without license?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Twaalt, Sep 20, 2014.

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  1. Twaalt

    Twaalt Newbie

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    Hi all, first of all sorry for my English.

    I have question, I've downloaded a theme from this forum, but I'm a little bit consfused about using it beacause I don't have the license. Can I have legal problems with the theme developer, for example. Can he/she know that I'm using his theme without a license?.

    I'm a newbie and I'm sorry if it is sounds like a stupid question. Thanks.:)
     
  2. dazk2002

    dazk2002 Power Member

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    Unless your site becomes very successful then you shouldn't have a problem.
     
  3. praetserge

    praetserge Power Member

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    you should give a credit when it's due
     
  4. BigMoneyyy

    BigMoneyyy Power Member

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    There is no problem doing this, just enjoy the themes :)
     
  5. saber210

    saber210 Supreme Member

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    Some themes have callbacks from the developers..

    But I think no, unless they require activation key on their wordpress themes..
     
  6. manchesterfan

    manchesterfan Junior Member

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    Is it same with forums ?
     
  7. arganrecords

    arganrecords Elite Member

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    There aren't problems. Times ago i was contacted from theme provider because I was using one of their nulled themes.
    They just said that the nulled themes are dangerous and that I had to take off for the safety of my site (this is true).
    Therefore no legal notice but only a friendly exhortation.

    This was the theme and the provider.
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    http://www.wpzoom.com/themes/tribune
     
  8. zuhamit

    zuhamit Newbie

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    ye. no problems ever
     
  9. Twaalt

    Twaalt Newbie

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    Ok, thanks man :)
     
  10. Twaalt

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    Credits to who? I've just downloaded the theme from these forum.
     
  11. Seljo

    Seljo Regular Member

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    I recommend buying the theme. If your budget is tight then do it and when you get some money buy the theme.
    Guys put a lot of effort in their work and deserve to get paid.

    Thats the moral point of view.
     
  12. goodseguide

    goodseguide BANNED BANNED

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    Used a wordpress site today then after checking the page source found that the developer had hidden their own sites url in the theme. I will pay someone rather than they take the p like this