Hey Guys, I just wanted to ask what are your thoughts about free / premium WP theme that has encrypted footer? The purpose maybe to protect the copyright or something else.

Personally, I do my own themes. But I noticed other developers are doing this to protect their copyrights, since it's really to alter the footer.php without encrypting it. Also, if you release your theme for free, are you sure that those copyrights remains? For premium, that depends on the owner and client.

Calling out WP gurus out there