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  • KuJoe
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    Thank you, I am finally making a dent in this situation. This thread can be closed or deleted.

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  • Floris
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    If the license is in your name and email, you have control over it. If he has access to support on the forums, remove his email from the priority list. If he has access to the hosting change hosting provider (make a .sql dump backup and move the files) If he has access to the members' area here you can request to have the pass changed. If he has access to your email account, change that pass too.

    You can move the forum to a new domain or away from his hosting, you can start a new forum or whatever. You have permission to run one instance on your license, tell him he no longer has permission and report his URL to the piracy department of vbulletin, and explain that you run your license legally on domain.com (whatever your site is). This way we can send a DMCA notification to the owner of the other domain and hosting company, asking them to stop using it or provide a license number. If he gives your license number we know it points not to his domain but your own instance .. and he has to remove it or face further potential legal steps. For example, the hosting provider or data center might suspend the hosting account.


    For an individual situation analysis and support start a support ticket. It's best not to discuss these matters in public.

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  • KuJoe
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    Actually I looked up one of their other sites and found one of their web hosts and have contacted them. Depending on the response they give me I might take you up on your offer.

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  • ManagerJosh
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    KuJoe, if you'd PM me, I'll try to help out.

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  • KuJoe
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    Yeah, that tells me how to contact a proxy company for their domain. I'll just wait it out.

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  • Zachery
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    whois.sc

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  • KuJoe
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    I wish I knew where his server is being hosted but I don't. Oh well, I guess I'll have to wait to see what happens. I already changed the URL of the license, hopefully things will work out for the best.

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  • Zachery
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    You can always contact his webhost, he must rent the server from someone.

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  • c0bra
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    Assuming this license is registered in your name and not to a separate entity then it's yours to use. You can change the URL of your license in the members area. You could then inform this guy he has to purchase his own license if he wishes to continue using the software. And let him know you'll be alerting Jelsoft to the situation within x days. After x days have passed, change the URL in members area and follow through on your promise.

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  • KuJoe
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    I did trust him. But the situation was rather complicated. Oh well, I just won't renew the license and hope Jelsoft doesn't pull my other licenses.

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  • Kiwi76
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    Make sure 110% that you trust this person.

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  • KuJoe
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    He does not have my customer number or access to the member's area. The server is his own and thus I cannot contact anybody except for him.

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  • Jose Amaral Rego
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    Did you give that person your Customer Number and access to members area on vBulletin, if not you can just contact his host to delete database. It is thief if he can not prove the files belong to him.

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  • KuJoe
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    What are my options? Can I just cancel the license?

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  • Zachery
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    Yes, you did let him use your files, you are responsable for your software.

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