Plagiarism Concerns for the Foundry
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Join Date: Dec 2007
10-27-2010, 11:31 AM
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I'd imagine it's like this Creative Commons Licensing:
You must attribute the original authors
You must share-similarly.
Obviously, nothing created with UGC by players is a commercial product.
That's a good start, but what if an author does not want their maps ripped off? What constructs, legal or otherwise, are in place to protect the work of content creators?
I presume we'll be signing all legal rights over to Cryptic to do with what they will, and that's only fair. But will there be a dispute process for the inevitable moment where someone copies a mission and games the voting system to ensure the original fade into obscurity?
Personally, I'd like several options. I may not want blatant copies of my missions scattered about the catalogue, but I also want to create characters and encounters specifically for sharing in other creators' content. Bootstrapping the content development process for those who don't have time to plot every last NPC out, and encouraging others to do the same.