The copyright license maintained by the service over user data and/or content is broader than necessary.


Service: itch.io
Status: APPROVED
Changes: 5
Source: link
Author: user 463


Publishers hereby grant the following:</p> <ul> <li>To the Company, a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicensable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the content in connection with the Service, including without limitation for promoting, redistributing in any and all media formats.


Comments:
On 2018-08-22 08:19:33 UTC, michielbdejong Staff wrote:

I'm not sure whether this is the right case, because it talks about media formats, but does restrict use of the publisher's content to use in connection with the service, or for promotional purposes.

On 2018-08-22 09:46:42 UTC, user 463 wrote:

Do you want me to resubmit this one with
case 132 ("The copyright license maintained by the service over user data and/or content is broader than necessary.")
or
case 133 ("very broad")
?

On 2018-08-29 08:48:50 UTC, michielbdejong Staff wrote:

changes-requested: Your pick! :) At some point we should go through the copyright-scope topic and make it a bit more scientific, it's still a bit too hand-wavy at the moment which service ends up getting which case.

On 2018-09-15 15:23:34 UTC, user 463 wrote:

Switching case as requested.
Also falls in "This service can use your content for all their existing and future services" but that's not really worrying (they're supposed to resell your games, so use in more services should mean more exposure).
Key point here is they request the rights to do whatever they want with our content (notably broad "derivatives", and without mentioning any kind of payment) while they're just supposed to resell the content or make very specific changes like repacking.
This ends within a "commercially reasonable time" after you remove your content which is vague too.

On 2018-09-18 08:30:45 UTC, Vincent (Mr. 404) Staff wrote:

approved: Motivation makes sense.



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Version 2: 2018-09-15 15:23:33 UTC by user 463

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Version 5: 2018-06-20 12:33:15 UTC by user 463

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