• Hi,In your terms you are stating that

    "Moreover, by submitting or posting User Content to the Service (either directly or through a Third Party Service) you grant this Site a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, sublicensable, assignable, unrestricted, worldwide license to use the User Content, together with all consents or waivers (if any) necessary to distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, transmit, communicate to the public and modify the User Content, by any means and in all media formats and channels now known or hereafter devised in perpetuity, and to advertise and promote such use, without further notice to, or permission from, you or any other person, and without compensation or reference to you or any other person. As soon as you decide to delete your User Content(s), we will irrevocably delete it completely from our server(s) within two weeks and will no longer make use of the above-mentioned license in the future."

    Could you please, explain why you need "perpetual", "irrevocable", "sublicensable" license to the user content and why you would need rights to modify user content, and even without further notice or permission? These terms seems very harsh and probably against normal, international copyright laws. I am looking forward to your explanations on what your intentions are with these terms.

  • Hi there.

    I understand your concerns, as this clause indeed sounds very harsh and might not seem really transparent. On the other side, such clauses are actually common and industry standard. If you compare us to other providers, you will find very similar, if not even the same, terms and limitations. However, we will take your feedback as an opportunity to revise the terms of use, to write more understandable and especially to give examples, to make things easier to understand.

    Since you asked why we need rights to "modify" user content: This is especially necessary when posted content such as titles, descriptions, images or comments violate our rules and we then need to edit them in order to remove the violation. As another example: We need the rights to change files, for example to save them more compressed on our servers or to adjust uploaded images in quality and size to save disk space and bandwidth. Another example: We need the right to modify user content, since we put a small watermark on the bottom right of uploaded images or wallpapers, to better protect creators. One last - very rare and maximum - example when we used this right: When Asobo released an update some time ago, all previously shared liveries became unusable because a minimal change was made to the file structure of liveries, affecting more than 500 uploads on this site. For authors who did not make this change themselves within 2 months after the update and have not logged in to their account since, but whose files were still publicy available, we made this change to the file structure ourselves so that everybody could use their livery with the up-to-date sim version again. However, this has only affected very few.

    You are right that we need to narrow down when exactly we can use which right. This will be done with a revised version of these terms soon. Until then, these terms are binding and you are free to use the website or not. By the way, please note that you can revoke any rights at any time by deleting your file or even deleting your account.

    Rest assured that this is no big company trying to exploit you, we're passionate flight simulator fans just as our community.

    If you have any questions, please contact [email protected] - since this is the more convenient and official way to handle legal inquiries.