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Someone published my game as theirs

I was made aware today that some developer called "Tech VI" had published my port of Prince of Persia, just changing the "skin" and claiming "developed by Tech VI".
I just want to make clear this was not published by me, although my code is available at GitHub, there is no associated license that would allow the publication of it, and even worse, claiming the authorship of the code.

I reported to Roku and hope they would take down this steal of my work.
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squirreltown
Level 9

Re: Someone published my game as theirs

Man, that is just rude.
Kinetics Screensavers
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Komag
Level 9

Re: Someone published my game as theirs

This same idiot recently published the broken/crappy games "Mr. Laser" and "T-rumps World"
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Re: Someone published my game as theirs

"Komag" wrote:
This same idiot recently published the broken/crappy games "Mr. Laser" and "T-rumps World"

And today I was told he also copied and published my " Donkey Kong"  port as his too.
I really hope Roku does something about this, so far the channels are still there.
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37mediagroup
Level 9

Re: Someone published my game as theirs

You created a Donkey Kong style game?  Whats the name of it?  {Wanna play it}
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destruk
Level 10

Re: Someone published my game as theirs

You might try sending Roku a DMCA Takedown notice for those channels.  Then they would be required to remove them or have a possible copyright lawsuit.
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Komag
Level 9

Re: Someone published my game as theirs

That may be effective, but I personally would prefer you didn't take that DMCA route just yet, as it might have an unintended consequence of Roku becoming overly strict going forward, causing problems or friction for those of us who will be publishing games in the future!
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Re: Someone published my game as theirs

Unfortunately I had to send a DMCA,as Roku said that was the only way they could act on removing these channels.
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Komag
Level 9

Re: Someone published my game as theirs

;Okay, I understand, hopefully Roku won't act on my fears Smiley Happy
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