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Roconza
January 26th, 2009, 06:29 PM
User Content License. For all User Content you post, upload, or otherwise make available ("Provide") to pokecommunity.com, you grant pokecommunity.com (PC, TPC, and/or the PokeCommunity™), its affiliates and related entities, including pokecommunity.com and its affiliated newspapers, Web sites, and broadcast stations, a worldwide, royalty-free, revocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, publicly perform, publicly display, archive, and store said User Content, subject to user approval. Users may "opt-out" by requesting their User Content be removed or deleted from the Community and/or its archives.

Can you explain what that mean in layman's terms?

.inLOVE
January 26th, 2009, 06:32 PM
If you display your stuff, it might get posted without credit.

Gumball Watterson
January 26th, 2009, 06:32 PM
Basically, it means that what you post can be shared by PC with affiliates or trusted parties at your discretion.

Sublime
January 26th, 2009, 06:33 PM
Pretty much that PC can pretty much own anything we put on here.

...I suppose :/

Roconza
January 26th, 2009, 06:37 PM
Basically, it means that what you post can be shared by PC with affiliates or trusted parties at your discretion.

As long as it's with my discretion then I have nothing to worry about right?

.inLOVE
January 26th, 2009, 06:38 PM
It may not be. That's what that rule explains.

Zet
January 26th, 2009, 06:44 PM
it simply means what you post can be used without credit

Roconza
January 26th, 2009, 06:46 PM
Well I know if you post any thing on the internet there risks but some one photobucketing your art and a forum claiming your stuff to do with what they like because you use there services are way different.

I really don't like the idea of what you post can be used without credit

Zet
January 26th, 2009, 06:48 PM
neither do I really, some people do put hard work into something and they get used without credit

Hiroshi Sotomura
January 26th, 2009, 06:49 PM
Really, it's there to cover our bases.

That, and it pretty much means that the PokéCommunity may use your content in its own publications. Stuff like "newsletters" such as the ROM hackers weekly basically have their bases covered. Your pixel art, submitted in competitions or the sort, could be displayed all around the community if we'd like. (Though entering the competition certifies that you'd allow that in the first place.)

This is really a narrow interpretation, though. If you think of it broadly, then it does seem to give us a lot of power. (You can complain about that now, if you'd like.)

Roconza
January 26th, 2009, 06:53 PM
First I'm not "complaining" I'm just concerned because being a artist I work very hard on my art work. There is no crime in being protective about your art work. As for roms since I'm the artist being commissioned I already give Game maker rights to use my sprite any way.

I'm to paranoid from the strife with Johnny to really post my art work any more.

Hiroshi Sotomura
January 26th, 2009, 06:54 PM
If you'd like, nothing is stopping you from implicitly stating your submitted content under a license term such as Creative Commons, etc.