Issues with existing TOU as I read them.
1. Use of content
2. Change of TOU at any time.
I've made a couple of changes (in red). Take a read and let me know what you think.
Before you do let me better define where I'm coming from.
We do use member photos on UrbanToronto for other purposes beyond the forum. This includes our news stories
and newsletters. We also use them in our project database
along with all the renderings that we get from members and directly from the city or companies that are building the projects. We credit forum members in the news stores. What we don't do is sell anything to outsiders. We only use within UT and SkyriseCities. Any requests we get from outsiders for photos (I've never been asked by anybody to buy someone's posts!) are directed to the specific photographers in question. They can sell directly if they like. In the 17 years since UT started I've never had one comment about the use of photos. One of the reasons I've not made the TOU a major priority I suppose.
We may build up aB to make it similar to UrbanToronto
/ SRC Calgary
/ SRC Vancouver
etc. That means forum, database and news. That will require repurposing photos. Can't work without it.
So take a read and let me know if you think this works. I know some members are upset that its a business now and not some sort of collective. But that's what it is. I have no interest in raping and pillaging here. I see a small but great community that could be taken to the next level and that will take resources. I did a similar thing with UrbanToronto. Small forum that was built into the premier development site in Toronto. A site that, I may say, has an influence on the development and design industry in Toronto. Its not just a bunch of urban nurds in their bedrooms talking to and at each other.
Having said that read below and let me know what you think.
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