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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.


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Scruffy
Scruffy Oct 12 2002, 10:39am says:

my sexy boy!!!!

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azzDB
azzDB Oct 9 2002, 7:17am says:

you goto drag queen club or somin? all these crowns :rolleyes:

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INtense!
INtense! Oct 9 2002, 5:34am says:

blimey!! i mean i do well in 1 test and now i am claiming every crown... matty you are on jabinta's marketing 'hot list' so clearly i am just not in your league regarding that subject!!!

and well greg, i cannot remember the last time i saw you attend database, so i assume you are blitzing it all at home ;)

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M@t
M@t Oct 9 2002, 3:42am says:

Scotty is sweeping the crowns.

Give us a go. Sure, we aren't as intellectual as you, but we deserve RESPECT, and RECOGNITION.

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liquid
liquid Oct 9 2002, 3:39am says:

Mate, don't give me that. I can't take it!! Just as I was getting over it and forgetting about the loss of my crown, you bring it back to haunt me!!

Damn you!! You have so many crowns, why must you take this one away from me too?

:(

I mean you got DB, you got Web Tech, you got friggen Marketing as well with your brilliant speech...unbelievable.

I was happy with the crown in multiple choice of micro...but no...oooh no, you couldn't see me happy, it was killing you inside!! You had to go and TAKE IT ALL AWAY!! Friggen bastard.

19/20 - I mean honestly, that really doesn't give me much room - specially with that number 7 question being so hard...NHJ!!

:(

Greg

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INtense!
INtense! Oct 9 2002, 3:34am says:

hehe, so i don't turn up do i? gee, i think you are getting me confused with yourself :P

hell, you would not know if i turn up or not since i see you rarely hehe.. and yet you are the multiple choice MARKETING KING!!!

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liquid
liquid Oct 8 2002, 5:37am says:

Well that's true Matty, if you don't turn up to uni I'd get worried mate, cos you never skip a lesson, unlike the lazy bastard that is Scotty - jeeez, haven't seen the guy for like two weeks cos he hardly ever turns up.

You really start to wonder how the heck he manages to pass everything with a HD - unbelievable.

Tell me your secret you friggen fat bastard...who is not fat...TELL ME DAMMIT!!

Greg

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azzDB
azzDB Oct 5 2002, 6:18pm says:

MILF

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M@t
M@t Oct 5 2002, 2:47am says:

Freakin' loud noises scare the crap out of me.

I walk to uni with my mega cool blue headphones on, and then some car will go over a pothole loudly and that'll surprise me.

And i'm not sure how i have managed to not get run over thus far. The other day i nearly collided with a runner, so yeah...one day i'll not turn up to uni, and you'll know why

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M@t
M@t Oct 5 2002, 2:45am says:

Mate, all you ever talk about is your "supposedly" "wicked" pancakes, and yet, you've never made any for us to sample. End of year, we definitely will want a taste, and then there's that supposed pool competition.

Perhaps you can get me to whip up my legendary 2-minute noodles. Guaranteed to be ready in 5 minutes :) Or maybe my bacon and eggs. Love it! :)

And i reckon you should add something else to your repertoire. I mean sure, pancakes everyone loves, but sooner or later you're going to need something different :)

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