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Design Theft

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

Wow – that didn’t take long. The wonderful people over at RollaBlog.com appear to have liked the design that Ray did for this site so much that they stole it outright and changed a few colors before using it on their own site. Wonderful. Here’s the message I sent to them through their contact form, I hope they read it;

Hi, just wondering what you were hoping to achieve by completely ripping off the design of my website, which was created by my good friend Ray Hernandez. I mean you changed the colors a little and all, but seriously – give me a break.

You didn’t even bother changing any of the id or class names in the CSS for god’s sake, there’s still a “blendr” id in there.

Hope you feel great about stealing someone else’s hard work without any attribution or even permission.

Get a life.

Beau

A quick whois says that the domain ‘rollablog.com’ (which, incidentally, appears to be connected to another very dodgy-looking domain ‘hotblog.com.au’) is registered as follows;

Registrant:
Daniel Nerezov
4/38 Brae st. Bronte
Sydney, New South Wales 2024
Australia

Registered through: GoDaddy.com
Domain Name: ROLLABLOG.COM
Created on: 12-Feb-06
Expires on: 13-Feb-07
Last Updated on: 14-Feb-06

Administrative Contact:
Nerezov, DanielĀ  sales@hotblog.com.au
4/38 Brae st. Bronte
Sydney, New South Wales 2024
Australia
93865976

Technical Contact:
Nerezov, DanielĀ  sales@hotblog.com.au
4/38 Brae st. Bronte
Sydney, New South Wales 2024
Australia
93865976

Domain servers in listed order:
NS99.HOSTGATOR.COM
NS100.HOSTGATOR.COM

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