Last post Dec 05, 2011 10:55 AM by tmorton
Dec 03, 2011 04:02 AM|umairaslam22|LINK
Here i found one of your MVP is running this
Is this your subsidary or the person has its own?
My question and confusion is that whether it is against the legal rights of asp.net forum as almost all features and schema is same as of forums.asp.net
So is this allowed or what is running behind the scene ?
How can a person creat a dummy copy of any site like this ?
Dec 03, 2011 03:35 PM|gerrylowry|LINK
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Registrant: Mudassar Khan from "whois"
I looked at the site ... there is nothing wrong with it, although imho a disclaimer would be appropriate.
People take advantage of domain names; AFAIK, domain names can not be copyrighted.
Domaiin registrars, AFAIK, are not to register names that are registered trademarks or registered service marks.
For example, if .pop became a TLD, i likely could not register pepsi.pop; even if i could legally do that, Pepsi could bankrupt me with frivolous lawsuits.
in many ways, the internet is like the wild, wild west ... there is one whitehouse. site that is a porn site (or at least there used to be).
compare http://wireshark.com/ with wireshark.org ... at least
http://wireshark.com/ does have the decency to add a disclaimer at the bottom of their home page:
A1ien51, in another thread, pointed to
http://w3fools.com/ which complains among other things that w3schools does not have a disclaimer about not being related to W3C.
et cetera, et cetera, et cetera
Mudassar Khan can name his domain anything she/he chooses. Microsoft is not going to pick on her/him; asp.net is a Microsoft site ... so i'm guessing that it will be a very long time before Mudassar Khan has over 165000 members.
Now, excuse me, while i get back to writing "Gone With the Wind". (book titles can not copyrighted; however, my characters better not resemble Scarlett O'Hara too closely -- if they do, i'll be in trouble.
Dec 04, 2011 01:31 PM|umairaslam22|LINK
But he steals the idea , analogy , scoring system, style , everything , even point recognition system is same , so I am scared it can divert normal users , and also create confusion that which forum to choose , plus i believe the real experts are here and
So i am wondering please some forum moderator kindly checkout what's happeining , using this everyone start making dummy of forums.asp.net that will definitely decrease the standard that Microsoft maintains here .
I love forums.asp.net . and the site above is disappointing me alot.
Dec 04, 2011 01:50 PM|gerrylowry|LINK
i doubt you need to worry ... that website does not even show up in the first 300 hits via a Google search for "asp.net mvc forum".
even if it did, there were zero MVC threads when i last looked.
Dec 05, 2011 10:55 AM|tmorton|LINK
Thanks for the report. That site is not at all a subsidiary of the ASP.NET website. As Gerry is saying, I don't think there is anything we can or should do. As long as content (including images/styles) from the
www.asp.net website is not being stolen, and trademarks are not being violated, community sites are certainly welcome to provide forums to help the community.