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Thread: Fine Gael website brought to you by the BBC?

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    Default Fine Gael website brought to you by the BBC?

    Hats off to Suzy Byrne over at http://www.mamanpoulet.com/fine-gael...ks-to-the-bbc/ for finding this out.

    Fine Gael got themselves a new logo a few weeks ago, and a new website was due to launch at the same time, however, it's been delayed.

    However, if you go check out www.finegael.org - home you'll see what appears to be a blatant copy of the BBC - Homepage website with a Fine Gael logo thrown in.

    BBC Website



    Fine Gael website



    Credit to Steph for the screengrabs and rather excellent (and nerdy) analysis of how identical the website code is, including a blog comment by a designer of the BBC site, saying the work is theirs, and that their site was designed in-house..

    Check the whois information for finegael.org- the site is registered to a gentleman by the name of Vincent Gribbin, who is responsible for the Fine Gael website.

    www.finegael.org - home
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    So what ?

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    Intellectual property theft?

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    Very interesting, it seems eerily similar to the new temporary Sinn Fein website, Sinn Féin in its use of blogging software as a CMS.
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    But there one is BLUE and the BBC one is GREEN. It's like totally different.
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    No... Its more like best practices

    p.s.

    Its going live tomorrow (going to finegael.ie) at 11 am

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    Quote Originally Posted by shannonBlueShirt View Post
    No... Its more like best practices

    p.s.

    Its going live tomorrow (going to finegael.ie) at 11 am
    Or West Britishism....
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    I'm sure the BBC will be looking forward to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shannonBlueShirt View Post
    No... Its more like best practices*
    *blatant rip off
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    Just had a quick look.. looks good to me to be honest.

    I like it

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