A web design company has accused the BJP of stealing their template without giving them any credit.
An Indian web design firm has accused the BJP of "stealing" a website template, saying that that the party ripped off its work and removed a line that gave the necessary credit. The BJP website, which was hacked nearly earlier this month, had been revived this week with a page based on a template by W3Layouts, the Andhra Pradesh-based company claimed. But BJP chose to hide the fact that it was designed by the company, it alleged.
"We, at W3Layouts, were initially happy and excited that BJP IT cell was using our template, then devastated to see our work being used by BJP removing the backlink without paying, and giving no credit whatsoever to W3Layouts," the company said in a blog, detailing their charge.
While the visible signs of attribution were removed, it was clear that BJP was still using the W3Layouts code as it was evident in the source code of the page, the company added.