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    Ok. I made a design for a hosting company. And some how, another company got a hold of my design. I'm not really sure what to do.

    You can see the 2 different designs if you care.

    Mine:
    http://www.wware.net/portfolio/siteshosting/

    "Stolen" one:
    http://swd2000.com



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    I think swd2000.com noticed this message and took their design down...



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    Well, while I was gone, they decided to pay for it. So I'm kinda happy. The other guy had a spare design just in case anyway.

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    Wow; the site is up just fine now and you're right: it's a blatant rip off. Glad to hear its basically worked out...did they admit to stealing it, but decided to pay you for it to avoid trouble?

    I'm a tad confused.


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    How did you find their site?

    Also, won't your client be mad that you sold their future site design to someone else?

    Just wondering...



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    Forgive me if I'm missing something but here's how I see it:

    You make a sweet design for web hosting company A. Now, web hosting company B steals that design, including name and logo?

    Doesn't that strike you as ridiculous? Someone saw a good design/logo and named a company because of it... come on.. I've gotta be missing something.

    If that is indeed the case, wouldn't company A (the original Spider WEB designs) be a little ticked off at company B (the guys who took the design) for stealing their name?

    Does someone want to help me out? I feel confused here..is there now two Spider WEB designs out there?

    -a very confused chuck

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    One is Spider WEB designs 2000 and uses MSN LinkExchange and the other is Spider WEB designs

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    You sold two similarly-named companies the same design AND logo AND slogan? I'm confused as well.. what happened?

    I would think that the second company who stole the design could be sued for copyright and trademark infringement...

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    I believe that the original design had the logo "Sites Hosting" in the logo text, but was changed to "Spider Designs".

    Because "Spider Designs" is not mentioned in the text anywhere in the first link.

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    Oh. Sorry. I didnt think this post was gonna go anywhere. THe guy it was orginally for is my good friend so he didnt really care. I can always design him one. The guy that "stole" it I guess wanted it really bad so he decided to pay for it.

    A friend of a friend found the site.

    Yeah it is kinda odd and all they had to do was ask for me to do another design but oh well.

    You must have gone to the site once I change the logo so the new company could have it. The old company was Siteshosting.com.

    Once again, they are not the same company. The original design was for siteshosting.com, but I changed the logo so the new company could have the logo.


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