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Update participation terms to address intellectual property ownership.

A topic by pux0r3 created Nov 13, 2019 Views: 149 Replies: 4
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I'd love to be able to participate, but my employer requires that a game jam post terms explicitly permitting entrants to retain ownership of their submissions.

Sample terms are listed here: https://opensource.google/docs/hackathons/#modelterms, although the important bit is just to explicitly define ownership of submissions.

Treat this as low priority, I often can't put aside the free time to jam anyway. I'd love to be able to put together a submission if the stars align.


Thanks,

--Patrick

Sorry, I was unclear. I mention my time constraints because I don't want anyone organizing this game jam to do _anything_ that they're uncomfortable with. I'd feel really bad if I pressured the organizers of this jam into doing something for me to not even participate. I'm repeating legal nuance that I was told to ask for rather than something I felt a desire to request personally.

As far as licensing, I just need the rules of participation to explicitly indicate that I maintain ownership of the content I submit. Among other things, it would allow me to freely apply the above license.

If it makes you feel better, I'm super embarrassed every time I have to ask a game jam to add this specific wording, but it's universal to every game jam or hackathon I've entered. I'm not trying to be adversarial to you to accuse you of attempting anything shady.

Oh wow, dude, you need to find a better employer :)

Host

Updated the rules section. I'm not great with legal matters so if there's any issue let me know and I should be able to fix it.

Thanks so much!