To be copied is the best form of flattery. Unless of course it is a wholesale ripoff!
Torontocast.com founded by Simon Cechacek and Ronald Anderson decided to simply copy the SoniXCast broadcast license model (USPTO publication number 77898601) and “BoomBox” software platform (USPTO 6577949, USPTO 6778903 and pending publication USPTO 43338776) and simply make it their own.
Both Simon and Ron were part of the trusted Mag7 support group which supports customers here and in the facebook group “SoniXCast Producers”. Ron was granted limited access to the “BoomBox” source code in order to offer more in depth technical support. Both have since left SoniXCast and had their accesses revoked.
The case could be made to longer entrust customers with offering support to others, but we argue that there is no reason to change a successful concept just because of a couple of bad apples and will continue on with community based support.
We have engaged the services of the law firm White & Case (https://www.whitecase.com) who specialize in worldwide intellectual property infringement cases. Torontocast (and it’s members) has been served electronically and per certified mail with cease and desist orders. We hope that Simon and Ron will take the issue seriously and consider licensing SoniXCast intellectual property going forward as we encourage small business, but not at the cost of our own.