Have you complained to Ebay? they have a reasonable standard I think??
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tigerdaz" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2005 7:29 AM
Subject: "Pirated" copy of UBCD
> Amazingly i have recieved a response from the offending ebay seller.
> However it would appear the seller has little or no understanding of the
> GPL itself and of other trademark usage and EULA.
> Here is the response i recieved.
> If my item bothers you, I am so sorry for that.
> UBCD is under GNU policy, so there is no restriction to distribute to
> others and they offer download and sell actual CD on there mirror site.
> And if what I use the picture which I redesignned is really Microsoft
> Windows's trademark, I am very soory and I will check and omit it.
> However, my item's purpose is not the usage of the trademark for selling
> Windows OS, but my item includes boot helper and service pack for
> Microsoft Windows, So, the purpose the picture is for them.
> And my item includes UBCD and many open source programs on one CD,
> therefore, it is a little hard that the item is UBCD itself. So, I just
> named it Emergency Boot CD it is not the specific trademark or item's
> name, but just general name for the item such as Emergency EXIT on
> I have will to correct my fault or wrong.
> Please let me know if I am wrong.
> Of course, I will check them up again if there are any problems.
> Thank you.
> Even if the seller was correct in the assumptions he has still clearly
> breaking the conditionsof the GPL and also SteelTrepid says his Code is
> not used the GPL but under his own EULA.
> Just for clarification here is the Email i sent to the seller myself which
> got the response.
> I notice you are passing off The Ulitmate Boot CD as you own companies
> work. Even to the extent of putting your own logo over screen grabs of
> other peoples software. I will be imforning the authors and contributors
> of your work and notifying ebal also. I assume also that you have
> permission to use Microsofts Registered trademarks in the passing off
> other peoples hardwork as your own.
> While there is no restrictions in packageing and selling UBCD as is. How
> you are doing it by passing ot off as your own work is.
> I hope you do not mind me getting involved in this but i these people are
> scum and clearly do not know what they are on about.
> If you would rather i did not interefere and left you to deal with these
> people yourselves then please le tme know and i will respect your wishes.
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