Hello, I agree that keeping a link back from within a Wordpress them to it's author is fair. But there has come to light an issue that we all need to be aware of. Check it out: WP Sphere redistributing themes with malicious code | Plain Old Semantic HTML I kill any encoded scripts on any themes I use. But unfortunately - and this is for the authors protection - when you remove that code, the theme will collapse. So I stick to "honest" themes from the "official sites".