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    How to protect my code?

    I recently found out that someone has purchased my php script several months ago and resell it as his own product (of course he has been delected my copyright part) I can't encode the script since my users have to modified the code to suite their need

    I'm wondering what action can I take against him? and how to prove I'm the original programmer for the script?

    also I'll be appreciated if someone can share his/her experience of how to protect his/her code. Thanks

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    SitePoint Enthusiast EightManagement's Avatar
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    You probably need an attorney with some internet experience. People like that frustrate me; either do it yourself or don't do it.
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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy Bleys's Avatar
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    Try to obtain server logs of when you posted the script to your sever. Then at least you can put some sort of a date on it.

    Try sending him a cease and desist letter first. If he doesn't respond. Contact his webhost and notify them of the copyright infringement and perhaps contact a lawyer.
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    If you can prove that your source code and his are the same and that he downloaded it from you (not the other way around) you have a case. You would probably also have to prove that your product came out before his.


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