Pirated Web Design. Yar Matey!
July 18, 2002 9:44 AM
Denizens of the WebDesign List
already know about this and those who don't, should. Two web sites (here
) have the same interface, and Earl Cooley from the List notes...
A check of the Internet Archive Wayback Machine shows that heshketh.com use [sic] the design at least as early as November 9th, 2000 and bannerboxuk.com started with it around November 22nd, 2001, about a year later.
So, what's a web designer to do when the entire profession is based on reusable (read: stolen) code? Well, I have to believe there's some sort of case for (or against?
) copyright violations here
. Just read the source code and you'll see they didn't even bother changing the comments.