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Question regarding creator rights with DD
Sajomir at 9:12PM, Oct. 3, 2008
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Hey there, I'm new to DD and to webcomics in general, but I had a question that I couldn't quite pick out in the legal stuff/privacy policies. If I post my comic here on DD, do I still retain all rights, that I could move it, publish it (on my own or with a large company), or just take it down if need be?
I just want to be sure I'll totally remain in control of my work and not get snagged by a stupid rule a year down the road or such.

Thanks!
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Raccoo at 9:46PM, Oct. 3, 2008
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It's my understanding that you retain all your rights when posting comics on here. Unless you and Platinum Studios have a contract (pretty much only if you get into the comic book challenge though).
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usedbooks at 10:01PM, Oct. 3, 2008
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Many members here have their comics on mirror sites and/or in print (either self-publishing or through a company other than PS), so I'm pretty sure there's no creator's rights issue.
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skoolmunkee at 2:45AM, Oct. 4, 2008
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Yes, you retain total control over your comic. Use DD as a mirror, remove comments, put ads like project wonderful on your page, leave whenever you like, etc. DD claims no ownership, influence, or control of any of the comics posted here by users.


The only times an admin would intervene with a comic account are:
- if your comic is being used to attack other DD members
- if you're doing something stupid like making 3 duplicate accounts
- if you add advertising to your site that involves malicious or explicitly adult ads
- if the content of the comic is either A: illegal (child porn, etc), or B: not a comic at all, being used like a photobucket account

Those all qualify as misuses of the site and does not necessarily have anything to do with the comic in question. :)
  IT'S OLD BATMAN
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DAJB at 2:50AM, Oct. 4, 2008
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There used to be an FAQ section here somewhere that explicitly said that DD acquires no rights to your work whatsoever (unless you subsequently sign a contract with Platinum, obviously).

I can't find the FAQs now. They must have disappeared in the recent redesign of the site.
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ozoneocean at 3:20AM, Oct. 4, 2008
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The FAQ's not here because I'm re-writing it.

It'll have to go something like this:

Question 1.
If I post my comic here on DD, do I still retain all rights, that I could move it, publish it (on my own or with a large company), or just take it down if need be?

Answer 1.
All rights to your work become the property of Ozoneocean when you post them on this site and he can do what he likes with them hahahahahaha!

————–

Skool's answer is better though. :(
 
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Sajomir at 7:35AM, Oct. 4, 2008
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lol @ ozone

Thanks guys, I appreciate it. Guess that means I can start uploading once I get a bit more of a buffer ready!
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Skullbie at 7:39AM, Oct. 4, 2008
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skoolmunkee
- if you're doing something stupid like making 3 duplicate accounts

Why aren't alt accounts allowed? I understand why on the forum, but i'm curious to why they are elsewhere.
 
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ozoneocean at 8:41AM, Oct. 4, 2008
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Skullbie
skoolmunkee
Why aren't alt accounts allowed? I understand why on the forum, but i'm curious to why they are elsewhere.
Many accounts posting exactly the same comic.
 
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skoolmunkee at 11:33AM, Oct. 4, 2008
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Many accounts posting exactly the same comic.

Yup.

I haven't seen anyone do that yet though. I can't imagine why anyone would want to, which is why I classified that one under ‘doing something stupid’ :)
  IT'S OLD BATMAN
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Aurora Borealis at 2:16PM, Oct. 4, 2008
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Stupid indeed. What would be the point of having it three times??? I mean, you're splitting your potential readership between three names! Now there's a “great” way to make it in the rankings… not.
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highspeedcomics at 3:44PM, Oct. 7, 2008
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Yeah, I don't get that either. Does that mean I'm not stupid? 8D
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