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Don't make mod authors give up all of their rights to their mods to OverWolf forever.

Your terms of service allow you to do anything with a mod even if the user deletes their mod.

Under twitch, the following conditions applied to mods:

"(ii) With respect to User Content known as “add-ons”, “maps”, “mods”, or other types of projects submitted through CurseForge.com or related sites (the “Submitted Projects”), the rights granted by you hereunder terminate once you remove or delete such Submitted Projects from the Twitch Services. You also acknowledge that Twitch may retain, but not display, distribute, or perform, server copies of Submitted Projects that have been removed or deleted."

Overwolf's Terms of service have no such exception:

"By submitting or posting such Content, you grant Overwolf and its successors a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, sub licensable and transferable license to use, copy, distribute, transmit, modify, prepare derivative works of, publicly display, and publicly perform such Content on, through or in connection with the Site or Services in any media formats and through any media channels, including without limitation, for commercially promoting the Site and Services."

Overwolf does not need a perpetual license to modify or prepare derivative works of Mods. Additonally, overwolf only needs a non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub licensable, transferable license to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, and publicly perform the mod. Overwolf should be allowed to retain, but not display, distribute, or perform, or serve copies of mods that have been removed or deleted.

Please modify your terms of service to include language similar to Twitch's terms of service. I'm sure most mod authors don't want companies to have the right to do anything with their mod.

  • Game Buster
  • Jul 27 2020
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  • Game Buster commented
    13 Nov, 2020 02:40am

    Thanks, I've created a pull request to help fix a few more issues https://github.com/overwolf/overwolf.github.io/pull/636

  • Admin
    Team Overwolf commented
    12 Nov, 2020 07:16am

    Hey again, another round of fixes applied, let us know if you have other reservations!

  • Game Buster commented
    6 Oct, 2020 04:37pm

    Hi, as the original creator of this issue, I have left feedback at https://github.com/overwolf/overwolf.github.io/pull/585#pullrequestreview-503127928

  • BellCube commented
    5 Oct, 2020 01:40pm

    Good. I definetely would not use the platform to host my files with the previous ToS.

  • Admin
    Team Overwolf commented
    5 Oct, 2020 08:41am

    Fixed!
    Thank you once again for pointing this out.
    We have fixed out ToS.