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Brady
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Hello everybody,

I designed and have been developing our new company site with Magento since August 2007, which can been seen at http://www.mobileedgedev.com.  Today I looked at our analytics and noticed some traffic from http://manofino.com/, which is a blatant ripoff of our new site design.  So much so that even the footer links still have the mobileedgedev.com URL.

As this community grows, I highly suggest NOT copying other people’s designs.  Taking ideas or ‘inspiration’ from other sites is fine, but don’t copy and paste the code and use it as your own.

Since there doesn’t seem to be any contact info on this site, how do you suggest I contact them to have them remove our design?  We will be launching our new site within a week or two and I don’t want people to associate their site with ours.

Thanks!

Brady

 
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Ze F
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Brady - 01 April 2008 11:03 AM

Hello everybody,
...Since there doesn’t seem to be any contact info on this site…

Here: Telefon: 06231 - 629 000 2 / Fax : 06231 - 629 000 9 (page is: http://manofino.com/fragenzumkauf/

Also the footer:
Manofino.de designer shoes
Neustadter Str. 5 | 67125 Schauernheim
Telefon 06231-629 000 1 | Fax 06231-629 000 9

(Germany)

And I wouldn’t worry too much. Your design looks superb, theirs looks...well.. like a rip-off, not very well done at that

 
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Vanilla, thanks for the kind words!

 
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Haha, way to post the WHOIS.  I second Ze F, your design looks very professional.  Theirs looks like a rough hack.  Regardless, it will happen - but good luck with stopping them!

 
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Looks great! nice job. And that rip is not too great, I wouldn’t worry about it much.

Quick suggestion for ya. Im using FF and noticed you are not using the image zoom in slider thingie on your product pages (http://www.mobileedgedev.com/mens-laptop-bags/laptop-backpacks/alienware-deluxe-backpack.html) I would recommend changing the CSS style to not use the arrows on image hover. Just a though smile

congrats again on a great job customizing magento!

 
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Ze F
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"Imitation is the highest form of flattery”, so I’ve heard… grin

 
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I don’t know the legality of copying themes or how copyright works but…

Someone might say you should look through your logs for a IP address that visits your site on a regular basis and is geographically located near the information posted above, then marry that up with the forum logs here and that might give you a username…

 
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Look right above their copyright information.

They have 4 links… namely,

Contact Us | Sitemap | Legal | Terms of Use

Funny how all those links go to your site http://mobileedgedev.com

I think I would contact them with some fairly strong legalistic language and tell them to cease and desist immediately.

 
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Unbelieveable.  Way to call this guy out, gang!  Some people have no pride.

 
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Brady
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jwebber: Thanks for pointing that out.  I’ll made that change before launching the site.

 
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Brady

Your site looks great. I went into the rip off site and it looks as thought they have fixed the contact link and you might be able to at least send them a message. Likely they will ignore you since they are ripping you off, but it is worth a shot. Great job though on your site.

 
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Here are the contact details: http://manofino.com/impressum/

 
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Ze F - 01 April 2008 12:23 PM

Brady - 01 April 2008 11:03 AM
Hello everybody,
...Since there doesn’t seem to be any contact info on this site…

And I wouldn’t worry too much. Your design looks superb, theirs looks...well.. like a rip-off, not very well done at that

LOL, that is exactly the reason why a rip-off is a RIP OFF, folk like this can’t do superb job except copy-catting.

By the way, the gs from (mt) loads very slow. I have one Magento design installed on my gs account and the speed suffers too. My cilent’s site on hostgator loads much faster.

Just notice he uses Magento too. Hmmm, giving him a benefit of doubt, he may be mistaken you distributed your design theme. tongue laugh

 
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The Project terminates. The Domain is in the deletion!

So I guess your problem disappeared from itself rasberry

LOL

 
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Brady, your site looks great. I’m a total newbie with design and layout stuff. Are those a bunch of static blocks on your home page?

 
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