EDIT: LOOKS LIKE THINGS ARE GETTING STRAIGHTENED OUT. SO EVERYONE REMAIN CALM.
I could also call this post, “Why I probably won’t be welcome at the RPG Blog Alliance.” or “How I draw the ire of some of the most popular RPG bloggers out there.”
So if you’ve been under a rock the last couple of days, there’s a new RPG blogging community, The RPG Blog Alliance, found by by Jeff Uurtamo of RPG Circus. It’s really a great idea and I’m all for it. But I do have a little problem with the Terms. Here’s where I have a problem:
By posting to or otherwise engaging in any communication within the Site, you are granting the Site (or any of its assignees) a perpetual, royalty-free, and irrevocable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, sublicense, create derivative works from, transfer, and sell any such information.
It’s that last part, “sell any information” that’s got my spidey sense tingling. I’ve hung around these guys blogs for like years now and they seem to be stand up guys. And yes, I did the “Contact Us” thing last night. I know they’re busy setting this whole thing up and putting out probably half a dozen little virtual fires so I’m not really expecting to hear from them. That’s OK.
I’m no lawyer so you can draw your own conclusions. But please somebody just tell me that I’m a freaking idiot. I’m just being paranoid. Or that I’m just being stupid. Really, people I would like to be proven wrong or stupid in this case.