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Re: inquiry about EA service agreement

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Re: inquiry about EA service agreement

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Hi @Reitanna,

 

Let me try to answer then Standard smile


@Reitanna wrote:

when you say creators cannot accept payment unless it is also available for free, does this include patreon exclusive content?


I'll quote SimGuruDrake's post on this one:


@SimGuruDrake wrote:

As long as the content is still made available FOR FREE we do not mind these types of pages. Folks who have a Patreon page are welcome to provide folks with "early access" incentives for their content but it should be made available to the general public within 2-3 weeks of it being given to folks early.


Every content released early exclusively for patrons should be available for free for everyone withing 2-3 weeks. 

 

 


@Reitanna wrote:

are link shorteners in violation of this rule, like adf.ly?


As long as a payment from users is not required, link shorteners are not a violation of the rule.

 

However, as some link shorteners are more trustworthy than others, and again as common courtesy, you may want to consider to which point you want to put your users at risk when choosing where to link them.

 

-Mai

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how can I go about reporting websites that require payment?
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yeah, actually, I had forgotton I wrote that, so you mentioning it made me go, "oh s***!" and change it. -_-
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HI @Reitanna

 

Here's instructions to report stuff: https://help.ea.com/en-us/help/faq/how-to-report-cheat-hack-scam-websites-to-ea/

 

Don't publicly name and shame.

Happy Gaming
Crin


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Hi sorry to hickjack but for clarification does mean that player are not allowed to make horses in the sims 3 then charge real money to give to someone else. Like PayPal and deviart points?
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Hero

HI @EricaD26

 

if you also make it available for free, you can do that, otherwise no.

Happy Gaming
Crin


Trennlinie


I don't work or have any association with EA. I give advice to the best of my knowledge and cannot be held responsible for any damage done to your computer/game.

Please only contact me via PM when asked to do so.


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Mai you said:

As per the User Agreement, all user generated content (UGC) cannot be restricted by the creator if they use EA game assets.

Does this mean that if a person created a piece of UGC from scratch or from building blocks ( meshes textures ect) not associated with EA that the creators can do as they like with the content including putting it behind a "paywall" indefinitely?

The EA TOS states:

You may not upload UGC that infringes a third party's intellectual property rights or that violates the law, this Agreement or a third party's right of privacy or right of publicity.

Does this mean that UGC created from scratch is the intellectual property of the creators and not EA?


I have read:

Once the work is lawfully sold or even transferred gratuitously, the copyright owner's interest in the material object in which the copyrighted work is embodied is exhausted.

Does this mean that once I buy a copy of your game (or any copyrighted material for that matter) that I can freely upload and distribute it at will?

Finally I have seen that EA and Microsoft Visual Studio (among others) use . package files, is this file extension and "EA asset" or would it be considered "freeware" as a computer language?

Thanks for your prompt response
Trisimian
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