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    Hi, I finally bought my branding-free option which I wanted to do for years. But now, searching through threads, I got a little bit confused on how to proceed. Is there a guideline of what I am allowed to remove/replace? Or any examples of e.g. footers with validated branding-free content? I don't want to do any changes and pay all that money and wake up in the morning to find out I did something wrong and be in trouble ;-).

    Thanks a lot!
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    If you download a new copy of the files the language file will have all o f the vBulletin wording removed in it.

    Generally you can remove any public facing usage of Internet Brands/vBulletin but you cannot rebrand it, or remove it from the php source code.

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    • #3
      it has been a question for me too.
      Can anyone please attach pictures with highlight to explain what exactly I'm aloud to remove without paying fee and with a brand free option.
      Many thanks.
      People ask me why I don't like rats. Sorry, I'm not giving you the answer

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      • #4
        Without branding free, you can remove everytihng except for the copyright statement on the bottom of every page. It must be displayed on any page that vBulletin is powering in anyway.

        the branding free license allows you to remove the copyright noctice, but you cannot rebrand the software or remove internal notices of the software.

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        • #5
          So, all this is about is:
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          • #6
            but if I pay brand free I can remove it too?
            People ask me why I don't like rats. Sorry, I'm not giving you the answer

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            • #7
              Originally posted by SeToY View Post
              So, all this is about is:
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              Copyright 2010 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
              Correct. Enabling one to be "brand free".

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ChaFF View Post
                but if I pay brand free I can remove it too?
                Yes.

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                • #9
                  Finally =) So if I pay for it, there will be no visual sings of a vbulletin on my page ?

                  Was confused because some people where saying you can not remove that even if you pay.
                  But without paying for that I can remove logo on a first page and description on a header... and leave a sign in a bottom of each page, right?
                  Last edited by ChaFF; Sun 27th Jun '10, 4:38am.
                  People ask me why I don't like rats. Sorry, I'm not giving you the answer

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ChaFF View Post
                    Finally =)
                    Was confused because some people where saying you can not remove that even if you pay.
                    But without paying for that I can remove logo on a first page and description on a header... and leave a sign in a bottom of each page, right?
                    Correct. You can change the logo header verbiage without paying for the "branding Free" license. But cannot edit the footer information without the "branding free" license.

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                    • #11
                      Can people with a 3.x license that's now expired still buy branding free, or do they need to activate their "support" access first (buy a vB 4 license)?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Floris View Post
                        Can people with a 3.x license that's now expired still buy branding free, or do they need to activate their "support" access first (buy a vB 4 license)?
                        No you cant only licenses that are active can be made branding free. Thats great doing from vBulletin not to allow branding free option for 3.x they are cutting them selfs in the fingers.

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                        • #13
                          Why would they not allow it. It's not a "support" question, it's a "service" they're offering, just how you could buy the SUITE, or the INSTALL or UPGRADE service.


                          I got 20 licenses now, if we want to get rid of the footer, I would have to spend $4200 upgrading first, just to get the option to buy branding free. Instead of having the option to get 20x branding free possibly, they now ensure I wouldn't even consider it as a customer.

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                          • #14
                            the other thing, again if I have vb publishin 4, i pay for brand free... than vb5 appears, i upgrade... my brand free feature carries over from 4 to 5?
                            People ask me why I don't like rats. Sorry, I'm not giving you the answer

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                            • #15
                              Yes, if you have a branding free for version 3, it is valid for version 4 too (same license) .. so version 5 should be fine too. Unless that changed.

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