I made the website including all images.
I have the photoshop files to all images.
Would this not be a copyright issue as well?
Also the business purpose of this website is advertising.
Businesses pay to be advertised and featured on this website.
Could I contact each business by email and inform them they are paying to be listed on a stolen website with stolen theme and plugin with images stolen from me?
Would it be a good idea to let each listed business know the illegal practices of this website and the business that stole it.
I did contact the hosting yesterday and copyright enforcement issues has been started. Awaiting a reply.
The domain is hosted elsewhere and I will also contact them today.
The stolen website must have been recovered by hosting from a backup outside the server. Client demanded I remove the website from his server so I did and all traces of it. Before removing I cloned the website to my hosting for safe keeping. The restored stolen website is broken badly but I have the original intact on my hosting.
I don’t know if it is helpful but during this theft wordfence security has been sending me repeated emails of failed login attempts and user password changes. Wouldn’t wordfence’s alert emails help prove I’m the owner?
This deadbeat does not have the money to pay for the website. That’s why he had to steal it. I won’t recover my costs but I would like any info to have the stolen theme, plugin and images removed. Any more ideas highly appreciated.