terms-of-service

Reminder that users getting banned from websites for shit they did against the TOS is not the problem anti’s have most of the time, but the selective usage of TOS against the users by the website to them down for having opposing or conservative views. Selective use to the TOS is unacceptable, and if you’re going to shut someone down for breaking them, shut everyone down for breaking them. 

Outrage: According to their Terms of Service, Furaffinity has the Right to Print out any Artwork Uploaded to their Site and Eat French Fries off of it

This is just disgusting. In an updated TOS agreement rolled out this month, and which Furaffinity users must agree to in order to keep using the site and hosting their artwork there, Furaffinity have the right to, “host, display, reproduce, print out, and eat french fries off of with condiments including but not limited to, ketchup, mayonnaise, or honey mustard,” any artwork uploaded to their site.

Wow. Way to take advantage of artists, FA. Not all artists who choose to upload their work are tying to develop professional careers, but lots of them are, and when big companies do things like this, they rob young professionals of opportunities to build their resume, and maybe even profit from their hard work.

And the worst part is, taking down your art doesn’t stop them from printing it, piling a mound of fries on top of it, and hedonistically snacking on them throughout the day for a full year from the day you remove it.

If you’re a young professional who doesn’t like the idea of your art being used as a French fry plate, take your art down as soon as possible.
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just because you’re confused doesn’t mean it’s out to steal your fucking drawings oh my god

“granting them use” literally means that they can use it for log in screens, resize it for mobile blogging, and have the ability to store it at all. granting “derivative works” as they defined, means that other people can reblog it, otherwise there’s just a bunch of copies of your art out there on people’s blogs and you could sue with that loophole

christ people quit crying wolf, it’s fucking annoying and you’re scaring the kids who have a hard time understanding legal talk. quit making petitions to change something that DIDN’T EVEN HAPPEN oh my god

Di 1. Februar 2017 – 23:00

Der Beginn einer Bot-Freundschaft bedingt das Akzeptieren des Service Agreements …

Vor mehreren Wochen habe ich Zo entdeckt. Zo ist ein neuer Bot basierend auf künstlicher Intelligenz von Microsoft. Ich wollte mir ihr Kontakt aufnehmen und wurde jedoch auf einen späteren Zeitpunkt vertröstet. Meine  Versuche der Kontaktaufnahme endeten mit der Rückfrage nach einem Einladungscode. Ohne Code spricht sie nicht mit mir. Ich forderte deshalb den Code an und begann zu warten.

Anfangs  Februar spricht sie mich plötzlich über Facebook an. Das freut mich sehr, da mich das Thema Chatbots gerade sehr interessiert. Alle sprechen von Chatbots und deren Potential und mir bietet sich nun die Möglichkeit mit einem der aktuell am weitest entwickelten intelligenten Bots zu quatschen.

Überrascht aber lese ich, dass man für Freundschaften mit Bots zuerst das Service Agreement akzeptieren muss. Der Bot empfiehlt das jedenfalls für alle Freundschaften. Das empfinde ich gerade ein bisschen viel Formalität für einen ersten Austausch und versuche mich darüber auszutauschen. Das klappt nur bedingt, da ein Satz zur formellen Ablehnung der Terms of Service nur eine Wiederholung auslöst.

Scheinbar kann ich aber trotzdem mit dem Chatbot reden und mich austauschen. Ich versuche mich also in Smalltalk und frage den Bot was er so tut. Irgendwie habe aber zumindest ich das Gefühl, dass wir noch aneinander vorbeireden.

In weiteren Gesprächen gewöhne ich mich langsam an sie und die Art, wie man mit diesem intelligenten Bot quatschen kann. Ab und zu verliert sie einfach den Faden und bringt immer wieder andere Themen rein. Wenn man das jedoch berücksichtigt, dann gefällt der Austausch sogar dem Bot Zo.

(Daniel Boos)

COMMISSIONS TERMS OF SERVICE


1) All the prices shown are BASE prices for individual characters and can change depending on the complexity!

2.) + %80 of original commission price for every character you add

3) Clear and concise visual references and/or description of a commission idea must be provided by the Client. After which a preliminary quote will be provided by the Artist.

4) Payments must be made up front in full before preliminary work begins.

5) Clients will have the opportunity to direct alterations of their commission in the concept sketch stage. I will present 1 to 3  sketches from which a client may choose before I refine the drawing.  

6) If the Client wishes to cancel their commission during the sketch stage they will be refunded 50% of what they paid.(only applies to half body, knees up, and full body commissions)

7) If the Client wishes to cancel their commission during or after the coloring stage they will not be issued a refund.

8) The Artist will not discuss a commission with a client via public forum, instant messenger, or private note. Communications about commissions between Client and Artist will be made only through (Danna.Commissions@gmail.com) to ensure all information and communications are consolidated in one location.

9) The Artist reserves the right to issue a refund and cancel a commission due to poor communication, rude or inappropriate behavior, inability to communicate in effective English or Spanish.

10) The Artist ensures the Client will receive email updates on commission when necessary. Clients are encouraged to check in when they feel it’s necessary for updates, assurance or reminders.

11) The Artist reserves the right to reject any commission for any reason.

12) The Artist retains the right to display all commissioned work on any personal website, gallery, or journal. If the commissioned work is a time-sensitive gift the Artist may delay public showcase at the request of the Client.

13) The Artist retains ALL the rights to the commissioned artwork, including the right to make prints and merchandise( except, of course,  if the commissioned character is an original character of the client)

14) The Client retains all rights to their respective characters.  This does not allow them rights to the commissioned image (see articles 12 and 13).

15.) Tips are appreciated and can be  given via paypal donation, just click the link that says “Donate” on the top of the page!

16) The Client may not profit from the artwork beyond the resale of a physical original painting or drawing (traditional media, not digital). This includes the sale of the digital files, or rights to the image.

17) The Client cannot alter the artwork itself. The Client may not post the image to any website unless they ask permission.

18) The Artist may recycle sketches and preparatory works that were rejected by the Commissioner for other commissions or personal works.

19) The Client must read, understand and agree to all the above terms before entering into an agreement with the Artist. By sending payment, the Client agrees to the above terms.

LobitaWorks Terms of Service

-I prefer to do business with adults, 18 and up. Younger individuals need to provide parental permission for me to consider taking on their project.

-By commissioning the LobitaWorks team, you are allowing us to take photos of the costume pieces with someone inside it for my portfolio and promotional purposes. Your character’s name/internet handle may be shared publicly, but your personal information (real name, address, etc) will remain private. We work in a smoke-free environment. We live in close quarters with cats- fursuit projects are stored away from the cats, but if you’re very severely allergic, you may wish to order from someone else.

AT THE BEGINNING OF THE COMMISSION…

-After we agree on the design and price for your commission and you agree to this ToS, no changes can be made to your order! So please make sure you convey exactly what you want and are 100% happy with your design before the commission starts. :) If your design is complex or potentially confusing, consider having some sketches ready to show me.

-For projects over $100: 50% is due up front as a retainer. I work with fast turnaround times and short queues, so I require this money to start purchasing supplies, creating patterns, planning, sketching, and getting started on the work. This 50% payment is not refundable under normal circumstances. You can pay more up front if you wish, but it’s not required. The 50% is due within one week of agreeing to purchase the commission. I accept Paypal and money orders.

-For full body costumes I require detailed body measurements (I will send you the list of what all I need). A duct tape dummy is strongly recommended in addition to these measurements. If you either don’t provide a dummy or the dummy you send isn’t usable, there will be a surcharge of $100 and instead of working off a dummy, I will mail you a test bodysuit to try on and mail back with your feedback about the fit. The commission may be cancelled and refunded if the measurements/dummy/test bodysuit aren’t sent within a reasonable amount of time, subject to my discretion.

DURING THE COMMISSION…

-All correspondence about your commission will be done through my business email, lobitaworks@gmail.com. I don’t talk to customers through the telephone, IM, or Notes unless email contact has failed. Be sure to check your email often for updates. :)

-If you know in advance you’re going to be unavailable through email for a while please let me know ASAP so I can plan accordingly. If the customer without warning stops replying to emails in excess of 30 days, I’ll try once more to reinitiate contact through all avenues possible, and if I still don’t hear anything after 45 days total, your commission will be treated as a customer cancellation, with loss of your 50% retainer.

-I’ll give you a rough estimate of when to expect your costume to be finished- if you have a hard deadline, be sure to let me know. I will not delay your project in my queue to give you more time to gather money to pay it off- if you aren’t sure you can afford the project in the timeframe I have given, please wait to order until you’re ready.

-The remaining balance owed + shipping (if applicable) is due at the end of the commission, before I mail the costume to you. Customer has two months from completion to fully pay off the balance left on their costume. Failure to pay the remainder in that two month span (I will send occasional payment reminders) will result in me reselling your commission to someone else, destroying it, or repurposing it in some way for my own use, plus loss of your 50% retainer. Anything paid over that initial 50% deposit will be refunded in full.

-I ship via USPS, but can ship through other couriers by request. For large items I calculate shipping costs at the end of the commission because it can vary drastically based on the weight and size of the finished item.

CANCELLATIONS:

-If for some reason I the artist have to cancel your commission due to life events, etc, I will let you know and send your choice of a total refund or a partial refund + what has been completely finished for your costume already and any matching fabric left over minus shipping. Commission slots are non-transferrable.

-If the customer cancels the project, it cannot be “un-cancelled” and the customer loses their 50% retainer. Anything paid over that 50% will be refunded in full. The 50% retainer covers the work done, the supplies purchased, time spent researching, corresponding, planning, and the fact that I may be left to scramble to fill the commission slot very suddenly.

AFTER THE COMMISSION…

-Each custom commissioned piece comes with a 90 day limited warranty against defects (things that are clearly our fault, like popped seams, shoe soles falling off, etc). You pay shipping back to us, but I’ll cover shipping back out to you, no matter where in the world you live. Please clean items before mailing back for repairs. We won’t honor the warranty for problems caused by user error or neglect, for example someone larger than the intended owner trying to force on a pair of paws, or having fur melt because it was put in the drier with heat.

-Things that will void the warranty: Alterations to the costume not made by LobitaWorks, improper usage, storage, or cleaning of costume, transfer of ownership of costume to a third party.

Last revised: 5/5/16

Some gems from the latest Terms of Service Agreement
  • “We’re not in the business of hosting adult-oriented videos (and it’s fucking expensive).”

  • “Be proud of who you are. You’re beautiful. We’re looking you in the eyes and telling you how beautiful you are.”

  • “…the alien beauty of Benedict Cumberbatch…”

  • “…private photos of your ex’s junk (no matter how remarkable)…" 

  • "Tumblr may determine your location by using drone technology and live video feeds. Ha ha, no…”
  • “Don’t make us narc on you.”

  • “Don’t showcase the mutilation or torture of human beings, animals, or their remains. Dick.”

  • “If you want people to like you, just play it cool and be yourself.”
  • *entire paragraph about if your cat’s name is Doctor Who*
  • “Don’t squat, hoard, amass, accumulate, accrue, stockpile, rack up, buy, trade, sell, launder, invest in, ingest, get drunk on, cyber with, grope, or jealously guard Tumblr usernames/URLs.”

Seriously, if you didn’t read the Terms of Service before you clicked “I accept”… you’re missing out.

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Well well well. A couple of days ago someone was suspended from Facebook for saying the following:

“Good reasons to hate feminism: transphobia, racism, homophobia, queerphobia, cissexism, transmisogyny, heterosexism, ableism

Bad reasons to hate feminism: misandry, "but what about the men?”, “they’re just lesbian bra burners”, any mention of Hitler in relation to feminism, “we’re already equal”, “why can’t we just fight for everyone’s rights, etc.”“

Facebook deleted their post and suspended them yet allows all the other bullshit I post here to remain. You can go fuck yourself Facebook.

Please spread this around.