Is it illegal downloading HTML code of a website?
Hi, What if you copy HTML code of a website template and use it for personal use but not for commercial use, would it be illegal or doing it is okay?
by website template I didn't mean a running site like yahoo or some other but a simple website template on some template site like themeforest.net or any other.
- Anonymous8 years agoFavorite Answer
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- stoneLv 68 years ago
We put a lot of effort into designing our sites.
Our template design is part of our content, we own that, and using it infringes on our copyright.
There are a lot of sites that offer free and paid for templates. You can use any of those.
Studying a template to discover how certain things were accomplished is fine, but copying the code crosses a line.
- 8 years ago
Design cannot be copyrighted, but the source code (HTML) can. Hence it will be illegal to copy HTML and use as it is. You need to modify it to a very large extent. With that said, there isn't a lot of distinct variations you can do with HTML to achieve the same rendered design so it's hard to sue you for that.
- ElizabethLv 44 years ago
There is no "code' to make something "auto download". Unless it's a virus. Either create your video in something standard (like Flash) or just put up with it. Here's the problem: people don't know if the thing you're asking them to install is a virus/trojan or not. I wouldn't. Also, is this thing people have to download Windows-based? Then you've just eliminated every Mac and Linux user.
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- GardnerLv 78 years ago
Downloading (like for a spider or search engine) is acceptable.
Using another sites code for your own site is not. Depending on the source site you could find yourself in some very serious legal trouble.Source(s): VB.NET Programmer
- WayneHLv 78 years ago
Downloading is OK. Reusing it and not giving credit is.
- 8 years ago
No unless it is copyright. Then you should modify it.