SemioLogic Theme is Illegally And Unethically Shipping Old Version of Translator PluginBy Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Saturday, September 23, 2006
Semiologic Theme by Denis de Bernardy ships with several plugins including my original Translator Plugin illegally and without my permission (proof 1 & proof 2). I provide several of my plugins (which consume a significant amount of my time and resources) for free to the WordPress community. However they are copyrighted work protected by Berne convention. Semiologic and Denis is directly violating copyright laws by unethically shipping its commercial theme (which costs 295$) with my plugin. He has never bothered to even contact me!
Interestingly Denis was also recently involved in leveling baseless accusations against the product. Why am I not surprised.
If you are an user of Semiologic’s Theme and are using the old and unsupported Translator plugin, please discontinue using it. Please consider purchasing the much improved version of Translator Plugin Pro. You can read about its features here. You get 6 months of free support and unlimited upgrades and you will sleep soundly at night for supporting an honest effort, not to mention your SEO boost.
Update: When I tried to respond in his forum, I find it has been closed without providing me with a way to respond!
Anyway I too will close it for further comments as he has already responded below and promised to remove the plugin from his theme.