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4 comments by INtense! on Nov 7th, 2013


Hey all - so there has been a little concern about some of the terms that us and other sites put in place regarding the content we show. While we cannot change what other sites do, we can change what we do. These terms relate to ownership of user submitted content, ideally we don't want to assert any ownership over the game you made, we just want the rights necessary to distribute content you've submitted to the system.

In an effort to disguinish ourselves from the others sites and show we care and listen to the indie developers we represent, we are working on changing our terms and propose moving from:

Quote:2. Use and ownership of user provided content
If you send to DBolical, or upload to the System, any content of any type ("Content"), including forum posts, commentary, ideas or suggestions whether or not solicited, then: by uploading the Content you license the Content to DBolical as set out in this clause 2; and you must ensure that you are the owner or creator of that content or have received permission from the owner or creator to make such submissions and to licence that content as set out in this clause 2.You expressly authorise and permit DBolical to exercise and to authorise others to exercise all of the rights comprised in copyright and all other intellectual property rights which subsist in the Content and you irrevocably consent to all such exercises. DBolical is not required to compensate you or any other person in any manner for any such exercise or authorisation. In particular, DBolical may use, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute, transmit, broadcast, and otherwise communicate, and publicly display and perform the Content and other works which are based on them (including by way of adaptation or derivative works) in any form, anywhere, with or without attribution to you, whether or not such use would otherwise be a breach of any person's moral rights, and without any notice or compensation to you of any kind. This clause does not limit DBolical's privacy obligations under clause 10.

to

Quote:2. Use and ownership of user provided content
2.1 All rights in any games, addons, modifications and related downloadable content that you upload for distribution via the System (‘User Developed Content'), remain with the owner of such material unless otherwise agreed in writing. You grant to DBolical:

2.1.1 a non exclusive, and sub-licensable licence in all rights in the User Developed Content necessary to facilitate the distribution of the User Developed Content via the System; and
2.1.2 the right to use still images, graphics or any other audio, visual or audio visual elements contained the User Developed Content for the purposes of promotion of the System only.

2.2 All rights in any forum posts, commentary, ideas or suggestions whether or not solicited by DBolical that you send to DBolical or upload to the System, ("User Generated Content"), become the property of DBolical. You acknowledge that by contributing User Generated Content you expressly authorise and permit DBolical to exercise and to authorise others to exercise all of the rights comprised in copyright and all other intellectual property rights which subsist in the User Generated Content and you irrevocably consent to all such exercises. DBolical is not required to compensate you or any other person in any manner for any such exercise or authorisation. In particular, DBolical may without limitation use, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute, transmit, broadcast, and otherwise communicate, and publicly display and perform the User Generated Content and other works which are based on them (including by way of adaptation or derivative works) in any form, anywhere, with or without attribution to you, whether or not such use would otherwise be a breach of any person's moral rights, and without any notice or compensation to you of any kind. This clause does not limit DBolical's privacy obligations under clause 10.2.3 You warrant that you are the owner or creator of any User Developed Content, or any User Generated Content you choose to upload, or that you have received permission from the owner or creator of any such content to make such submissions and to licence that content as set out in this clause 2. You warrant further that any User Developed Content or User Generated Content uploaded by you is not defamatory in nature, and that it is not malicious, or intended to cause undesired effects, security breaches or damage to the System or other user's property.


Thoughts?

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279BusDriver
279BusDriver Jun 1 2014, 5:23pm says:

I tell you what we need, a mobile add-on that will give a live news-feed, Private Message & Update reading whilst also giving the user the ability to take an image and directly integrate it into a blog post!

Get {T}working.

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RobertHouse
RobertHouse Jun 28 2014, 3:06pm replied:

Been saying that for a long time. ;)

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Be7AMod
Be7AMod May 22 2014, 8:52am says:

Hey guys, refresh this page 30 times! This will get creepy, but exit faster because it will cause a virus:
Moddb.com

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279BusDriver
279BusDriver May 30 2014, 8:43pm replied:

What?

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Calitri
Calitri Apr 20 2014, 12:33pm says:

Hey all... I am an ex-user who did a lot of bad things...

I dunno if you remember a user called Berserker101... then it is me. I am hear to say that I am very sorry for what I did in the past. I say this seriously... I just want things to become normal. I say this seriously... I don't want problems please... I just want to have my original account activated. I will do whatever it is needed but please, I want things to become as they were in the beginning. I will not abuse anyone again. I will try to not get in conflict with anyone. I have a project... I just wanna continue it normally. I am really sorry for what I did.

Best Regards, Berserker101

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Calitri
Calitri Apr 20 2014, 12:46pm replied:

I did multi-accounts, and I am very sorry. I created an account, DisturbedDemon. I created it in the past because i wanted to try again. I got problems again... and I got banned again. I am so sorry really... I made a group called Metal Titan Studios. I have a project in mind. Now I want to continue seriously... I want to be able to continue with my project here please. As I said before, I will do anything you want, I just want to be a normal member please. I will not do anything that violates the Terms of Use again... I mean it seriously. Please, unban my account Berserker101 and ban the one I am using right now when you receive this... I can't express how bad I am feeling right now... I apologize for everything I did.

Best regards, Berserker101

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andrew3648
andrew3648 Apr 23 2014, 5:27pm replied:

Rather than posting this here, why don't you send him a private message? Don't you think it's kind of embarrassing if others read this?

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KnightofEquulei
KnightofEquulei Apr 25 2014, 11:10am replied:

LOL I like his name on his profile as well "Just a kind sir". Surely no mod can bring themselves to ban him again. Even I'm tearing up here. If he posted a sad picture of a puppy on his page then that'll be overkill.

Serious time: he actually needs to contact them here (http://www.moddb.com/contact) about the account if he would like it reactivated.

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L-C-♥
L-C-♥ Apr 19 2014, 2:38am says:

Happy Easter.

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Reborn:X
Reborn:X Apr 18 2014, 12:26pm says:

Happy Easter Intense!

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