Mike, Mike, Phpvideosearch php script, missing files, bad comments and conned Internet
Came across this interesting script that allowed users to search for videos online, the previous versions all worked well and when I did a search for the website, I made a purchase and was happy to part with my $25 USD to obtain the Super Deluxe PhpVideoSearch v3.1.1. I had originally had a go of the original script and had tested it on my server to make sure everything was compatible and too also make sure that my current version of mysql and php had supported the script, which was bought for me as a gift.
But since using the original version and looking up the website, I saw they had some other cool scripts as well, so I proceeded to look further then I found they had released an updated version of the current script I was using, I was eager to purchase the script.
After purchasing the script I uploaded the entire script to the domain and was eager to test out the new features which were mentioned on the website, but once I ran the script and began searching I kept getting errors, I thought I had done something wrong with the script, so reuploaded the script incase I messed something up, but still the same result, I wasnt getting any search results. I sent off an email to the support waiting for a reply and in the end gave up because the support never replied so I went back to paypal and asked for a refund to which I received asap.
Later I get this abusive email from the owner telling me the following: I am the sole and legal seller of this script. Any others selling this script are violating United States copyright law. As you were issued a full refund, you have forfeited any right to use or sell the script. If you do so you will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. What makes this interesting is when I purchased the script there were no terms and conditions with the script, there wasn't a licence with the script and there were no mention anywhere that even after a full refund I couldn't use the script. There seemed to be many loopholes in this persons website and also the fact that he had sold me a script which clearly stated: Super Deluxe_PhpVideoSearch Script v3.1.1 + Copyright Removal: $25 USD (Combines all video sources of 3.0 and 3.1) yet I received a script that was incomplete and buggy.
What made this more interesting was after the owner had contacted me I did tell him it was buggy and files missing and he told me there wasn't, but after checking through the script I was able to produce the same errors on his own web domain.
Until recently I also informed Mike that selling a script that was incomplete and lacked missing files and also taking peoples money was illegal, it was conning people out of there $25 USD, if I didnt know about refunding or anything like that and had purchased the script, I was of been ripped off $25. Mike threatened me and said that if I jepordise his paypal account he will take legal action against me, well its interesting to point this out Mike, because I have recently obtained legal advice and have been advised to take this matter up, since you were the one that sold me the script in the first place, your domain clearly states you were selling a product, I purchased the product, went to use the product and it failed to work, not because I didnt have the right version of php or mysql, but because files were missing from the script to which you claim were rubbish and no files were missing.
I am now proceeding action against you and your domain and stopping you from ripping other people off. If you had offered your services to me instead of getting uptight and angry at me and seeing that the files you had given me were incomplete then maybe it wouldn't of come down to this, but you didn't want to listen to what I had to say. Instead you insisted you were right and I was wrong.
According to the law, if there is a product that you have designed or built, if I modify that product by 51% then I have changed the product which no longer bares a resemble to the original product then you have no foot hold over the script I have not only corrected, but modified and included the files that were missing, which also bares a 51% change in the original script.With paypal you said to me: If you do anything to jeopardize my standing with PayPal you will be sued for any and all damages incurred and any and all monetary losses What about the people you have sold the script to when they go to test it only to find that it doesn't work, they get a full refund, no questions answered, some people dont know how to do a refund, as for being sued, do so, I have obtained my legal rights and know where I stand since you sold me an inferior website script as to what was stated on your domain, plus you have failed to list your terms and conditions on your website and you failed to mention anything about the script not being used on a full refund, I know my right, I hope you know yours.
So for the user of this domain, I hope you have the common sense to lay down hands and see what you sold me, despite giving me a full refund, and see that you sold me an inferior script, if you actually came to my level than I would gladly show you what you sold me and have this removed to show that you helped me set this script up and got it to work by including the other files in this script as well.
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