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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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leilei
leilei Aug 27 2002, 2:43am says:

so your new avatar looks like the guest but not in a silhouette?

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Sajt
Sajt Aug 26 2002, 10:06am says:

Aww I honestly think your old avatar was better :P no offense at your beautiful face though.

And I don't think I've said this yet, but ...nice site. :D

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Darkness
Darkness Aug 26 2002, 9:17am says:

That dog rulez!

:D

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INtense!
INtense! Aug 25 2002, 5:46pm says:

ok, before you all trip out - i decided to update my avatar!! the new one, was done using a picture of meh, which was then maniped a little in photoshop by a good mate of mine, howling!! Finially i made it into avatar sized and uploaded.. enjoy!

also the image in my profile is no longer meh dog, but the view from the 28th floor of the IBM building where i worked for 5 months...

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azzDB
azzDB Aug 23 2002, 1:52am says:

IRT INtenses comment on my profile :

I give up playing decent games, thats why I love Half Life mods so much.

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INtense!
INtense! Aug 18 2002, 9:45am says:

Ok, in version 0.5 of this site that used to be called 'Page Loads'

Basically everytime you visited a page it incremented 1.

However in v1.0 of modDB I changed it to visits, so everytime you visit this page it increments - hence it goes up alot slower. I never reset the stats when I updated modDB so that is why my visits is so high. Really it should just be like 100 or something - but i wanna be special :)

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Sajt
Sajt Aug 18 2002, 4:42am says:

What exactly is 'moddb visits'? Just visiting the site? You've visited it over 6000 times?!?!?!

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INtense!
INtense! Aug 16 2002, 11:17pm says:

I am beyond the mere devil :devil: my friend... 6666 visits was just fluky that you saw that, but yeah it is most definatly something special, guess you should watch out :paranoid:

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tw13ve
tw13ve Aug 16 2002, 10:58pm says:

wowa freaky, i thought id check ya info so i could hunt you down
and i saw the moddb visits : 6666
now i dunno if you did this on purpose with your krazy kustom kode
or if i just came at the right time....
oh well, i shat my pants either way....

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leilei
leilei Aug 14 2002, 2:51am says:

uber 1337 delete mod caretaker? LOL

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