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Are you my hero?

By gtx in MLP
Mon Aug 06, 2001 at 11:56:06 AM EST
Tags: Humour (all tags)
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It's part game, part advice column, and part fantasy escape for bored office drones. Are you my hero gives internet users all over the world a chance to prove their competence as a superhero by proposing solutions to others' problems. I would have to highly recommend this site to anybody who has some spare time, but don't try too hard, or else you'll knock me off the top 10 heroes list.


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Are you my hero? | 8 comments (4 topical, 4 editorial, 0 hidden)
Hmm... (3.00 / 2) (#5)
by xriso on Mon Aug 06, 2001 at 01:16:28 AM EST

Reminds me of the Internet Oracle.
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Fucking License though (4.33 / 3) (#6)
by Manax on Mon Aug 06, 2001 at 01:43:23 PM EST

I was all set to sign up, but figured I should read the license here first. Found this nasty little tidbit:

Rights to the Information
All information, reports, studies, writings, diagrams and other tangible or intangible material of any nature whatsoever produced by or as a result of using AreYouMyHero.com and all copies of any of the foregoing shall be the sole and exclusive property of AYMH, it being intended that such material shall be deemed works made for hire, of which AYMH shall be deemed the author.

Screw that. Saying that the info is the author's who grants AYMH a non-exclusive perpetual license is one thing, saying that AYMH owns it is another.

Sorry. Not for me, as is.

In fact, I sent them a letter indicating that I wouldn't sign up for their service because of the license... I'd suggest others do the same. In the past I've had decent conversations with web-site maintainers, hopefully this will be the same.


"Why should I be content to simply live in this world, when I, as a human being, can CREATE it!?"

you make a very good point (none / 0) (#7)
by gtx on Mon Aug 06, 2001 at 10:15:41 PM EST

however, it sounds a bit too legalese to me. almost sounds like it was pulled out of a reused 'website license' template and put there by recomendation of a lawyer. i would suggest talking to the webmaster and seeing what his position on it is. chances are he agrees with you about it. on that note, i'll try to get a hold of him. i figure it's my story, i should address the points look for a followup reply to your topic :) -c


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All your comments are belong to us... (none / 0) (#8)
by Obvious Pseudonym on Tue Aug 07, 2001 at 03:06:50 AM EST

All information, reports, studies, writings, diagrams and other tangible or intangible material of any nature whatsoever produced by or as a result of using AreYouMyHero.com and all copies of any of the foregoing shall be the sole and exclusive property of AYMH (my emphasis)

Surely that includes this discussion itself...

I'd like to see that stand up in court.

Obvious Pseudonym

I am obviously right, and as you disagree with me, then logically you must be wrong.
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