The two sides apparently have not been able to reach an agreement. On December 21, 2012, Cyndi Howells filed a lawsuit against Barry J Ewell, owner of Mygenshare.com, in Washington Western District Court, Tacoma, Washington, for violation of copyrights.
The case is listed as Case Number: 3:2012cv06074 in the court docket and a brief summary is available at http://dockets.justia.com/docket/washington/wawdce/3:2012cv06074/189401/. However, a subscription to PACER is required to read any of the details. PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) is an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information from federal appellate, district and bankruptcy courts, and the PACER Case Locator via the Internet. Registration is required to access PACER.
COMMENT: It is sad to see disagreements degenerate into lawsuits. However, I have to support Cyndi Howells on this one. She has spent thousands of hours developing a a web site that provides valuable information to genealogists.
Any rip-off of her "sweat of the brow" work by a another person can be argued as to legalities. However, regardless of the words of the law, such an action obviously is impolite and in very bad taste.
I have no idea how this case will finally be settled, but I can only hope for the best for Cyndi.