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So, someone took my repl and published it as an npm package...
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programmeruser

My question: Are they legally allowed to do this?
The packages in question:
https://www.npmjs.com/package/replblog
https://www.npmjs.com/package/replblog.js
The repl is attached below.
I believe it was @muchtek who published it.

Answered by muchtek [earned 5 cycles]
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muchtek

Hello everyone,
I would like to apologize to all of the repl.it community for my actions. Yes, I did publish the packages, but I would like to say that I had no bad intentions. I wanted to make @programmeruser 's package easy-to-use, and I now regret giving you no credit. I want to personally apologize, as I wanted no conflict, and in fact only wanted to help anyone wishing to make a bot using the repl blog chat bot code you provided. I hope you understand what I was trying to do, and I again apologize to the community. The last thing I want to do is steal someone else's code as my own, and I am not really an expert in licensing, so once more, I apologize to all of you, and especially to you, @programmeruser . Thank you all for taking the time to read this and understand.

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muchtek

@muchtek With this said, I have deleted the npm packages in question.

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alanchen12

alright

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alanchen12
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muchtek

@alanchen12 Apologies, I must have only deleted replblog, but I will do that now

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muchtek

@muchtek
image this only happens when the package has been deleted... I am not sure what is wrong

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muchtek

@alanchen12 interesting, it shows up for me too, but I have this image:
image perhaps we need to clear browsing data.

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muchtek

@muchtek (meaning that i only have 1 package)

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[deleted]

Well based on how they cross-changed licenses, im not sure if thats legal. But ISC license is almost the same as the MIT license.

Just click Report Malware and write away.

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Coder100

easy report malware

but that is actually so annoying
but didn't you already make a package?

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ANDREWVOSS

Legally, they are allowed to do that unless you have a liscense on your code :(

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programmeruser

@ANDREWVOSS repls are by default licensed under the MIT license.

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ANDREWVOSS

@programmeruser Forgot about that. I'm not familiar with the MIT license

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ANDREWVOSS

@programmeruser just did some reading, turns out it's legal to redistribute MIT licensed code/programs as long as you include the original license and copyright info.

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Baconman321

@ANDREWVOSS @programmeruser

MIT does not protect against this.

Getting a valid copyright license would be the best way to do this, but now it might be too late (https://blogs.findlaw.com/law_and_life/2018/10/when-is-it-too-late-to-file-for-a-copyright-or-patent.html - maybe not tho).

Although: https://www.lesinskis.com/MIT-licence-community-hostile.html

oOF, that doesn't sound good (the last article link I posted).

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ANDREWVOSS

@programmeruser

Final update:

Both npm packages are under a different license, so they technically aren't legal. :D

sorry for all the pings

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Baconman321

@ANDREWVOSS How does that make it illegal?

Read this.

Basically, they can take a MIT licensed code and patent it themselves, and then sue you (IDK if that has changed).

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ANDREWVOSS

@Baconman321 nvm then. (clearly I had no idea what I was talking about) Sorry.

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RohilPatel

Man i cant help, but u must be popular

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programmeruser

@RohilPatel wdym? I'm not that popular...

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tussiez

@RohilPatel This isn't an answer..