I am a WordPress User since 2004, when I made first post here (on a different URL). But since then it is quite a journey with all my websites being on WordPress only. Also helped many companies as a Freelancer in building professional websites. Therefore, was always looking forward to attend a WordCamp. Thanks for Mr Sibtain Zaheer and his team for organizing a wonderful WordCamp in the heart of Delhi at NDMC Convention Center, New Delhi.
I had a speaking session as a part of legal panel on GPL, Copyrights and Legal Compliance, which mainly involved Q&A:
Part I. What is GPL?
Q 1. Please explain the working of the GPL and its implications for users and bloggers?
Q 2. What are the legal implications of a GPL Licence on the ownership of copyrighted material?
Part II: Why WordPress is under GPL?
Q 3. How GPL works in favour of WordPress end users and developers?
Q 4. Why one should go for GPL licencing over the non-GPL licencing?
Q 5. How a WordPress user is legally protected due to the GPL Status?
Q 6. What was the matter between WordPress and Thesis Themes?
Q 7. What are Split Licensing and the GPL?
Q 8. Practically, how you can make use of a WordPress Theme or Plugin covered under GPL or non-GPL Licencing, can you share some examples?
Part III: Copyrights & GPL
Q 9. What is Copyright Law? How is the understanding of copyright law useful for bloggers and content creators?
Q 10. How is Copyright different from GPL?
GPL was initially also referred as CopyLeft by Richard Stallman as against what we referred intellectually as Copyright!
Q 11. What is the concept of CopyLeft in context of GPL?
Q 12. How a WordPress Developer or even a Blogger, protect her or his original work?
Q 13. How one will deal with a DMCA Notice?
Part IV: What does it mean for Bloggers and WordPress Developers ?
Q 13. How important are the Legal Compliance under the IT Act?
Q 14. Let’s have some overview of the Legal Compliance requirements under the IT Act, that bloggers and Developers can take care of?
Q 15. WordPress policies on Domain Names?
(Domain name cannot contain WordPress as the main keyword in their domain name)
For any clarifications / answer to the above, you can get in touch here.