I noticed that itch.io recently changed their simple and friendly ToS:
https://web.archive.org/web/20180518090 ... rms#rights
to this (unfortunately common) stealing stanza:itch.io claims no rights over your content. You own it. You can take it down at any time. But, by using this service you grant itch.io permission to use promotional material you have provided for your Digital Content (screenshots, cover-images, videos) on other parts of the site in order to link to or showcase your Digital Content.
AFAICT I wasn't notified about it.Publishers are solely responsible for the content they upload and distribute on itch.io. Publishers affirm, represent, and warrant that they own or have the rights, licenses, permissions and consents necessary to publish, duplicate, and distribute the submitted content. By submitting content to the Service for distribution, Publishers also grant a license to the Company for all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to the Content for publication on the Service, pursuant to this Agreement. The Company does not endorse copyright infringing activities or other intellectual property infringing activities and violations of may result in the removal of content if the Company is notified of such violations. Removal and termination of accounts may occur without prior notice.
Publishers retain all ownership rights to the submitted content, and by submitting content to the Service, Publishers hereby grant the following:
To the Company, a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicensable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the content in connection with the Service, including without limitation for promoting, redistributing in any and all media formats. If you choose to remove your content from the Service, this license shall terminate within a commercially reasonable time after you remove your content from the Service.
To Users, a non-exclusive, perpetual license to access the content and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such content as permitted through the functionality of the Service. Users shall retain a license to this content even after the content is removed from the Service.
I'm quite disappointed.
Is that being discussed somewhere?
Bonus: they didn't update their FAQ which is now quite false:
https://itch.io/docs/creators/faq#does- ... t-i-upload
Does itch.io take ownership of the content I upload?