This saga began about a year ago. I created Enigma, a theme for a Windows app called Rainmeter. Enigma includes not only my work, but the contributions of over a dozen other artists and developers. Because of this, we released it under a Creative Commons license which explicitly prohibits commercial uses. This is the demo screenshot from deviantArt:
Cut to March of this year, when I stumbled upon the homepage of Notion Ink, an Indian company making tablet computers:
They didn't change a pixel. It's our theme, and they were using it to sell their computers. There was no attribution whatsoever, not even a caption, and as far as I can tell, they made no attempt to contact us. I sent them an email, and to their credit, they took the image down quickly. (Though they also had the gall to offer me a job.)
I thought that was the end of it, until this morning, when I learned that they were still using our screenshot - the same one, from 2009 - on Facebook, and as the background of their Twitter page. Both of these images appeared after they agreed to stop using our work.
What's most damning about this case is that their tablet, the "Adam," runs on the Android operating system, not Windows. Which means that it's completely impossible for them to be running this theme on the Adam (even if they had stolen it). The images were fabricated - probably because our stuff looks better than whatever they came up with.
I wonder what else in that little tablet is filched?