Has anybody on the Episode Team actually told the creators to shut down their drives?
Last anyone of us heard was this:
But the whole discussion/inforcing of these rules are still vague and left up to interpretation.
What I really want from Episode is an actual explanation and a more understandable telling of what we can/can’t do, not just words left for us to figure out for ourselves. The community isn’t all about american adults with a law degree, is it. It’s from 13+ and for all nationalities. Most people will not be able to understand just a bunch of legal words/the guid lines.
And I find it sad and dissapointing that after what, almost a week(!?) we still haven’t gotten any propper answers to all our questions.
I can understand not using backgrounds such as this, from the Demi story
Or the ones from the other of the featured stories, or copy/paste assets from them in any form, as Episode most likely are in contract with other parties on how they are allowed to use and distribute them, but to for instance change the color of one of the backgrounds available to any writer at the writer portal and share that with other members of the community, that’s a bit extreme.
I’m afraid that the community is becoming divided, with members leaving and slowly dying because of - maybe - simple missunderstandings…(?)
The best would be for Episode themselves to make a features in the writing portal that makes it possible for us to share our backgrounds with each other if we wish to, without having to use other drives.
I see only benefits from such an asset.
- That way people wouldn’t have to upload the same backgrounds over and over again,
- Episode would have less backgrounds to look through to approve/reject of (resulting in better control over what slipps through their nets)
- We/the creators would still all have access to the same (more) backgrounds to use for our stories without anyone profitting but Episode and the Episode community.
And so the downwinding spiral would start going up instead of down…