on Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:46 pm
First glance at the Quarterlife TOS and it appears to be no different than the lg15 TOS.
However, after delving into the comments of that blog, a couple of things really stand out 1) it looks like they did a cut and paste job on their TOS as well and 2) Marshall Herskovitz responded: "The point is, what I said was true -- we WILL be influenced by what our users submit, and WILL acknowledge and pay those users whose material we are influenced by."
Not a vague "we hope to monetize you in the future" but we will pay you. Not "no fan videos will ever be incorporated into the series*" but we will acknowledge. He put his reputation on the line to support this claim.
I'd give my rights away for a credit alone never mind a credit AND pay.
I was going to challenge the C's to respond but I think they know they must respond. From signing Bitsie to social networking and featuring UGC, QL seems to going right after lg15's community.
*quote from elixir's interview on BreeFM.
NOTE: The LG15 discussion page is a great place to respond to this post.
Monday, November 12, 2007