I am the founder of DBolical and creator of ModDB, IndieDB and SlideDB. My aim is to make it easier for gamers to find great games/mods no matter their stage of development. And more importantly give game/mod developers a place to share their work and grow their fanbase - without being dependent on press/editors gatekeeping the important news sites. If you have any ideas or suggestions, hit me up I am always available to talk with the community.
Posted 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:
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.