fair use & distribution of demoscene productions

category: general [glöplog]

* Can the prod be archived to scene.org or other sites?
* Can the prod be used/played at other demoparties or events?

Well, if nobody would be allowed to distribute the demo or show the demo on a demoshow, what's the point in releasing it then?

As deadline we state this in our rules:
By taking part in a competition you agree that we spread your entry (e.g. through scene.org) and that we’re allowed to use it in non-commercial promotions for upcoming editions of Deadline demoparty.

non-commercial promotions would be eg. showing screenshots of productions of past years on our website.
added on the 2021-04-11 10:08:15 by v3nom v3nom
obviously if you don't agree to the latter you can always just let us know and we won't do it :)
added on the 2021-04-11 10:11:22 by v3nom v3nom
Interestingly the scene went through something similar 30 years ago with the pd libraries of the time. For example see the splash screen on this https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=2964
added on the 2021-04-11 15:28:33 by 4mat 4mat
I'm with Dojoe here. In the early 2000s there were too much lawyers in Germany for too few work to do. That hasn't reduced the number of lawyers. Instead, some of them were actively searching for work. As a result, the terms of "commercial use" has been bend very bad.

It was the time before Google ads, when people had private websites without imprints, often hosted by free hosters with automagically added banners. Some lawyers argumented, when there's a banner at that website, it's a commercial site, and therefor needs an imprint. Often these lawyers won in court, even when there was no one who hired them in the first place.

So in terms of NC licences I don't see big companies making big money with your release. I see the small private run website, that displays some "coup de cours" to you. I see the event, that displays demos to people, while taking money at the door.

In terms of ND licenses: Do VJs at demo parties make sure, they have permission of every demo creator for their live set?