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3 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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HuntEr
HuntEr Aug 2 2002, 9:00am says:

I think he is planinf that.

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azzDB
azzDB Aug 2 2002, 8:36am says:

OMGOMGO¬! INTENSESS IS DEHG DOGGEH!!11 LOLROSLZL¬!
I just uploaded a picture of my dog on my profile :D
Plus we need an edit comment feature :)

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Cobra
Cobra Aug 2 2002, 8:12am says:

imagine how packed the moddb forums would be :paranoid:

would each mod get their own forum?

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HuntEr
HuntEr Jul 30 2002, 10:49am says:

lol

he is working on them trust me

hmmm, better log of now so I dont leave this loged in and some n0b comes here and it stays logged in.

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BrunO
BrunO Jul 29 2002, 9:54pm says:

Great site, looks awesome and has functionality too what more could you ask for cough*forums*cough.

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Mr.Magnetichead
Mr.Magnetichead Jul 28 2002, 7:36pm says:

Oh come on intense show us your pretty face ;):P

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Mr.Magnetichead
Mr.Magnetichead Jul 28 2002, 7:32pm says:

Great site:D
Just need a forum i can spam my days in now ;)
Any help needed with anything, just ask.

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finite
finite Jul 27 2002, 12:52am says:

Check the bystander (creativity award) team page. :)

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Howling
Howling Jul 25 2002, 5:53pm says:

Scott, you need a praise page :)

I'll say it again;
ModDB, simply massive!

:P

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azzDB
azzDB Jul 24 2002, 7:32pm says:

He's watching ALOT of mods :D!
Congrats on a top site.

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