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Offline sotnikdv

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Is this UFOAI GPL violation? Somebody sells UFO AI on eBay
« on: February 01, 2015, 01:38:21 pm »
Hi all,

just reviewed eBay and found this one

http://www.ebay.com/itm/UFO-AI-Enemy-Unknown-Xcom-Type-Game-Software-Computer-Program-/150950967011?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item232560f6e3

I found nothing about source or GPL, just
"You can install this software onto all the computers within your home or office without any restrictions."
"This item is copyrighted. Any reproduction, duplication or resale of this DVD-ROM is prohibited."
"Copyright © MT Software Solutions."

So, guys, it seems that somebody violates GPL on your project

« Last Edit: February 01, 2015, 01:40:50 pm by sotnikdv »

Offline Internecivus

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Re: Is this UFOAI GPL violation? Somebody sells UFO AI on eBay
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2015, 03:10:31 pm »
We've seen that already.
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The individual software installer and screenshots are released under the GNU GPL. The license is available on the DVD-ROM. All other images, items, box image, DVD-ROM menus and designs are copyrighted and contain our protected IP.

Basically they claim copyright on dvd-box, disc and other unrelated to UFO:AI stuff.

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Re: Is this UFOAI GPL violation? Somebody sells UFO AI on eBay
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2015, 01:02:18 pm »
and this is not the only free game they (or probably he) are selling...

Offline Sandro

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Re: Is this UFOAI GPL violation? Somebody sells UFO AI on eBay
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2015, 05:30:18 pm »
MT again? This is not the first case. Maybe we should report this to RS, since re-licensing is an obvious GPL violation. Hopefully this time MT will end up behind the bars.