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nosda62



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:48 pm    Post subject: Tapastic? Reply with quote

Hey all,
Just wondering if anyone was using Tapastic or anything similar? I've just made an account but something about their terms seems a little screwy to me... Anyone had any joy with it?

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MindChimera



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't used it, but I'm immediately turned away from any comics that do. Something about the format I just don't like. Maybe I'm just scared of new things.

I haven't looked at their terms at all, but if you don't agree with them, I'd stay away.

I saw they apparently made it easy for creators to add music to their site, and very few things make me angrier when browsing the web. I don't care how nice and "elevatory" it is, if you're trying to interrupt my podcasts or my own music, I'm not going to take the time to look for a mute button.
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nosda62



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that sounds very... myspace-y. If it's a piece of animation or a video, thats great, but the worst is when you're browsing a site and can't find the stop button for the music.

The terms that had me worried were this bit:

"When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give Tapas a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content. The rights you grant in this license are for the limited purpose of operating, promoting, and improving our Services, and to develop new ones. This license continues even if you stop using our Services."

I know this relates to their site as the distribution method, but in theory - could they sell your work under these terms? Maybe I'm being super paranoid, but it seems pretty wooly to me... I'm looking for more ways to distribute my comic, but some of these sites seem a little dodgy.

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wendyw
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I wouldn't touch something with those terms with a barge pole.

That wording really just says "We can do anything we want with your content and will be able to forever and ever even you decide you don't want to have anything to do with us ever again". In other words, it's bloody terrible.
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vaslittlecrow



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nsoda62 and wendyw

I would stay away from Tapastic mostly because of their TOS, but also because of their "awesome" track record in regards to creator copyrights before they changed their name from Comic Panda: (You can verify this by seing where http://comicpanda.com/ goes to.)

http://about.comicpanda.com/a-few-notes-on-copyright-issues/ (Read the comments for extra fun.)
http://fantasycomicportal.com/forum/index.php?topic=477.0

I would also suggest checking out this thread:
http://www.thewebcomiclist.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=22532&highlight=tapastic

I know people who swear by them, but I'm not convinced.
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wendyw
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Huh, I completely forgot about that other thread on here.
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nosda62



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The more I read about this the more dodgy it sounds... Thanks for the links, I think I'll give this one a miss! :S

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Casual Notice
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't the Comic Panda guy stroll through the dogpile a couple of times for some much-deserved abuse?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They made a thread about the site, got asked a question that they never responded to and made another promotional thread a week later which it seems everybody just ignored.
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OnlyTheGhosts



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wooah, reading this I'm overjoyed that I didn't put my webcomic on Taptastic. I almost did, though. Chills down my spine.
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