[cc-community] Patreaon TOS question.

Brent Wood pcreso at pcreso.com
Sat Aug 24 16:13:19 EDT 2013

Similar (but not the same!) to the Google terms.

>From clause 4 at: http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/terms/user_terms.html

"By submitting, posting or displaying Content on or through Google services which are intended to be available to 
the members of the public, you grant Google a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to reproduce, adapt, modify, publish and 
distribute such Content on Google services for the purpose of 
displaying, distributing and promoting Google services. Google reserves the right to syndicate Content submitted, posted or displayed by you on or through Google services and use that Content in connection with 
any service offered by Google."

So you pay for utilising a Google service with cash for a licence or your data. TANSTAAFL....

If you are releasing the data for open public use anyway, it doesn't really matter much IMO, unless you want to retain copyright & branding. If you want to have some acknowledgement of your role with respect to the data, this takes the right to that away.

Brent Wood

 From: drew Roberts <zotz at 100jamz.com>
To: cc-community at lists.ibiblio.org 
Cc: Terry Hancock <digitante at gmail.com> 
Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2013 11:16 AM
Subject: [cc-community] Patreaon TOS question.


can some explain to an ignorant person why this may not be as bad as it 

"You hereby grant Patreon.com a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, 
irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right to 
exercise all copyright, publicity rights, and any other rights you have in 
Your Information, in any media now known or not currently known in order to 
perform and improve upon the Service."

That is from the end of section 11 at the following link.


I came across patreon today and was interested in looking into using it to 
fund some ongoing work.

I was also wondering if Terry Hancock and the folks at Lunatics could use 
something like this to fund individual character / scene developments.

all the best,

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