Copyright removal - GPL-v2

Hi all,
I have a question. Somebody removed my copyright from some code I wrote years ago, using it for the same purpose. How should I act? Consider that guy has been not kind to me when I first asked him about that.


My code

His code

This constitutes as a violation of the “Preserve Notices” terms of GPL. You may open a DMCA for that purpose.

Thanks, I am not an expert when it comes to DMCA then I probably need help.
What really hurts me is that the same person got moneys from me in order to put some hook into his code so to allow me to create an add-on for his software, now after some years he’s using the same code of mine for the same purpose, a bit tricky.

I need more insights if possible.


You can certainly get credit for the work. Part of releasing a program under the GPL is writing a copyright notice in your own name (assuming you are the copyright holder). The GPL requires all copies to carry an appropriate copyright notice.

To the earlier point of issuing a DMCA takedown request, I’d suggest that you review: