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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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Be7AMod
Be7AMod Apr 2 2014, 11:14am says:

Anyway, please read this.
You was banned from ModDB - While zlixine isn't unbanned.
The Adminastator will unban you - While zlixine will banned replaces you.
www.moddb.com/members/zlixine (please ban him!)
Has a 2 mods.
www.moddb.com/mods/zekr (mod deleted)
www.moddb.com/mods/war-of-the-world (ban that mod!)
Please BAN Zlixine! (And don't forget to vote my comment to +3 and more).

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Be7AMod
Be7AMod Apr 2 2014, 10:27am says:

That boy who sent a comment for you was banned for the violation?
What is the violation, and why posting violation isn't good for that webpage?

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God-EmperorOfMankind
God-EmperorOfMankind Mar 29 2014, 8:28am says:

Excuse me Mr.INtense sir, but I have a friend here that had wanted me to post something for ya:

Dear admin.

I'm Soulstormfan. I just want to say that I'm really sorry for what happened in the past. I grew up, and now Im 21. I realized all my mistakes and want to ask you for you guys to give me a second chance. I promise that it will never ever happen again. Just please, give me a second chance to be one of your amazing site fans. I miss all of my friends and modwatching. If there is any drop left for me in your glass of mercy I'm asking you to recover my old account. Moddb.com . All I want is this last chance. That is all. Please have a heart.

-Soulstormfan

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Be7AMod
Be7AMod Apr 2 2014, 10:24am replied:

Man, your message was... GOOD!

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Be7AMod
Be7AMod Mar 11 2014, 11:33am says:

Can we update desura?

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MHI_Spider
MHI_Spider Feb 9 2014, 4:17pm says:

I found a problem that when I upload anything, says upload complete and filling all required things and clicking Save file, a message appears in the red box above Edit addon title and says: The file you uploaded could not be found, please try again. I tried 60 times to upload and the problem isn't fixed. Also tried in 1 week and it also didn't fixed. Any helps?

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TKAzA
TKAzA Feb 12 2014, 8:15pm replied:

The download issue should now be fixed.

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LondonianBusDriver
LondonianBusDriver Jan 31 2014, 11:12pm says:

Got way too many accolades. Hacker, report!

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Sgt_Prof
Sgt_Prof Jan 18 2014, 7:03am says:

Hi, what's up ?

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moddlord1 Jan 2 2014, 9:48am says:

Happy new year! Hdwallpapersinn.com

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