The unauthorized duplication of such software constitutes copyright infringement, regardless of whether it is done for sale, for free distribution, or for the copier's own use. Moreover, those who copy are liable for the resulting copyright infringement whether or not they knew their conduct violated federal law. Penalties include liability for damages suffered by the copyright owner plus any profits of the infringer that are attributable to the copying, or statutory damages of up to $150,000 for each work infringed.
Unauthorized use of website content, the taking of copyrighted materials, altering those materials to look like one's own work, and/or the placing of those materials onto the internet for commerce, thus competing with the original author, is considered theft as well as copyright violation. Dragonfly Software will prosecute these violations to the full extent of the law.
In addition to criminal and civil charges, formal written complaints will be made without warning to the internet service providers (ISPs), clients and partners of sites that host web pages that are derivative or copied from pages on this site. Also, said sites will be reported to search engines who suppress offending pages from their search results.
1 Stained glass pattern images on this website may be the copyrighted material of the individual artists or publishers.