A good thief doesn’t care anything about licenses. ;)
I’d say you can’t fully protect your code, since it’s all so open source. But your actual templates are not visible on the web anyways — only the processed versions of it, after they have been parsed. So basically, only the resulting HTML code is visible, and not the source .PHP templates.
my idea that i working on it now is to make a code that will ba generated from a program that i made , then when any clients apply for a template the program generate a code on somewhere in some files that will be confirmed by another function i added it on the template files ..
the generated code include :
- client site .
- starting date ,
- id number , he can get it by us ..
but also it is not fully protected …
my friend suggest me to apply a trick with generating code, by replacing the most comment function i used in a code …
In the Sitepoint book ‘Build Your own Wicked WordPress Themes’, Jeffrey Way — who ran ThemeForest for two years — says: “Piracy is simply a cost that must be factored into the equation…While it does help to send takedown notices to sites like RapidShare, you’ll never win this battle.” There’s more, which basically boils down to: if you want people to pay, you need to offer outstanding documentation and support that they won’t get with a pirated version.