I would also like to go on record as saying that I do not see this as Stardock/WC's fault, I do not see it as their responsibility to fix. As Zubaz and others have stated, Stardock cannot control weather.com. And fixing this is on us, the authors, and scripters/coders.
Well, whilst I agree with this to a point I can't say I agree wholehearted. I probably created one of the (if not the) earliest weather scripts using weather.com. At that time it was clear from the content of the feed returned that there were potential licencing issues. I made this crystal clear to some very senior members of Stardock staff who made it clear that they didn't think it was much of an issue. As weather.com based objects proliferated, I repeated this concern and still no action was taken.
Within the past year I raised strong concerns that skins were being sold that were based on my weather scripts. Whilst I had no issue about people making financial gain from them, I was very concerned about potential legal implications. Again, the response was not to act.
As such, when developing DeskNotes I made the decision to enter into my own commercial relationship with WeatherBug. Whilst this significantly reduces the revenue I get from sales, it is legal.
I feel sorry for the community in this situation. I am also disappointed that Stardock chose not to act on this a long time ago when then were warned, particularly when commercial widgets exhibited the problem. I'm afraid I don't think they can totally be absolved of responsibility.
I am also disappointed that there was no broad communication to members about this issue. I was personally advised by sViz which I really appreciate, because I don't have much time to keep track of things on WC anymore. However, there may simply be people on extended vacations that don't realise there is an issue and come back to find their work deleted!
I, for one, will not be updating my weather scripts because there are dozens of them and I simply don't have the time, nor the inclination. I'm afraid thinks like this are precisely why I'm skinning less and less!