Beware of Thieves like AmazonPress

I was recently made aware of a couple of plugin thieves who have taken my code, rebranded it as their own (calling it AmazonPress), redirected the tip to themselves, and made it mandatory rather than optional with no notice to the website owner. In my opinion this constitutes theft from both myself as well as their clients/victims. By not giving credit to me as the original author they are also in violation of the terms of the GPL.

From their site: “We have been online for about 4 years now, we decided to jump in and create an open source plugin for wordpress, it seems there is a need for an amazon plugin that actually works properly, so we decided to go ahead and develop one. Soon to come we will be creating new and awesome plugins.”

If you’re a plugin developer, you better watch out because they might be “creating” your plugin next! If you already use their plugin, you may want to consider another option as they are stealing your commissions without your knowledge or consent. May I recommend the original AmazonFeed?