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

Hi, what's up ?

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moddlord1
moddlord1 Jan 2 2014, 9:48am said:

Happy new year! Hdwallpapersinn.com

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Sanguinius
Sanguinius Dec 31 2013, 11:05pm said:

Happy new year, all the best in 2014!

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Kark-Jocke
Kark-Jocke Dec 31 2013, 7:53pm said:

Happy new year! INtense! - Desura.com

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Tony15Groce
Tony15Groce Dec 30 2013, 11:26am said:

Can you please authorize my mod Counter Strike: Plane of Attack
Heres the link: Desura.com

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Kark-Jocke
Kark-Jocke Dec 25 2013, 8:21am said:

Merry Christmas: Scott Reismanis - Desura.com

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shydood3
shydood3 Dec 18 2013, 4:04pm said:

hi

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redbee7
redbee7 Dec 15 2013, 6:00am said:

Aye boss ,i second this guy KnightofEquulei ,you have to get rid of the "guests" system. Some people are using it to spamming nonsense stuff like what happen to this page Desura.com and some other pages .Should only allow registered users to comment like old time.

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OrangeNero
OrangeNero Dec 12 2013, 3:52pm said:

Yo this might be a good time for you moddb heads to contact some Youtubers about coming over to this place here since they need a trustworthy place to hang out and youtube is being a treacherous evil hag.

Imagine all the traffic and activity and views and what not this place could gain from it. We could kinda need it don't you think and they'd benefit too in pretty much every regard.

So what'cha waiting for, christmas?

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Azaxor
Azaxor Nov 27 2013, 7:05am said:

Hey please authorise my game
will add videos soon!

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