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My friend John Patrick just published this:

attention people this website is not what you think it is a scam , the world bank wants to expand into other areas thay will take youe innovative ideas and use them for thear own marketing and money making plans , i give alot of good ideas and thay closed my account, thay want your ideas and then thay will send you a printable diploma, i alread have one that says i am a doctor never went to med school and never treated a pacient

I find this interesting for a lot of reasons.

First of all: What happened to John's blog entries? Did they get erased? All of them? If so - why? Copyright infringement?

Has there been any discussion about this anywhere?

I have sent a PM to John asking him for more information about this.

Then there is John's statements.

The world bank wants to expand into other areas thay will take youe innovative ideas and use them for thear own marketing and money making plans

Oh, nothing like a great conspiracy theory! Whether or not this is true, well, we will see. I actually haven't seen any EULA for EVOKE, and I don't Really know who owns the rights to the content I publish here. Has anyone seen anything?

Well, just take a look at the Terms and Conditions - you find the link to it on the bottom of every page. I quote:

24. User grants The World Bank a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual,irrevocable, fully sub-licensable and transferable right to use, reproduce, modify, delete,adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display suchPosted Information throughout the world in any media. User grants The World Bank the right to use the name that User submits in connection with such Posted Information, if The World Bank chooses. User grants The World Bank a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, fully sub-licensable and transferable right to publish, translate, distribute and display part of his Personal Information according to Section17. User hereby agrees that if his Posted Information is removed from the Site, The World Bank shall retain the rights provided below.

I am not a lawyer, so I don't know how this related to that of other games. We all know that Blizzard owns the character I build in World of Warcraft. Facebook has more ownership over our data than most of us are aware of.

These are important questions, and we as players need to know the full extent of our rights - in this game as well as IRL ("In Real Life")

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Comment by Wasserperson on March 17, 2010 at 10:24pm
I'm not a lawyer, but from what I understand of these things, the boilerplate you posted is what Evoke/WBI needs to be able to republish our submitted material on the web, but doesn't take away our right to repost our own material elsewhere (or even publish/get paid for it) as long as we don't retroactively revoke WBI's rights.

That may not be quite so clear as I intended...


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