Storium Community license
This agreement is between you, Protagonist Labs, Inc. (“Protagonist”), the other participants in this Game, and other users of the Storium service and the public at large. You agree to the terms of this agreement by participating in a game using this agreement. This agreement applies to the specific Game (“Game”) for which it is selected and does not apply to other games or other areas of the Storium website.
Participation in the game
The person who creates and manages the Game is the “host”. The person who is running the Game at any given moment is the “narrator”. The people in the Game who control characters are the “players”. The same person can hold any or all of these roles at the same time, and these roles can be transferred between people. Any person currently holding at least one of these roles is a “participant”, regardless of their role.
This paragraph defines the roles that exist in the game.
If you are a player, you may leave the Game by using the “retire” or “hand-off” features on the Storium site. If you hand-off your character, the host may assign your character to a new or current participant. If you are the host, you may leave the Game by using the hand-off feature on the Storium site. If you are the narrator, the host must reassign your role in order for you to leave the game.
This paragraph describes the ways you can choose to leave the game.
If you are a player, the host may remove you from the game, at any time and for any reason, by retiring your character. If you are the narrator, the host may remove you from the game, at any time and for any reason, by reassigning the narrator role to a new or existing participant. Regardless of your role, Protagonist may remove you from the game at any time for violation of Storium’s Terms of Service, Code of Conduct, or other site policies.
This paragraph describes the ways in which you can be removed from the game.
Your rights under this agreement terminate when you leave or are removed from the Game except as otherwise stated in this agreement, such as your continuing ownership of your content.
Ownership and Use of Game Content
You agree that all original content posted by you to this Game is jointly owned by all participants in the Game at the time the content is posted. As an owner of the content, you may use it outside Storium for any purpose without license from the other participants. Likewise, other participants may use the content outside Storium for any purpose without license from you. When using the content outside Storium, you must give attribution to all other participants and may use their Storium username for that purpose.
You and your fellow players jointly own the content and can use it however you like provided you give attribution to everyone involved.
You continue to own the content even if you leave the Game. However, you have no ownership interest in any content posted to the Game when you are not a participant.
You have a general right to delete content from the Game that was posted by you, subject to limitations arising from the design of the Storium platform. You agree that Protagonist may design the Storium platform to expand or limit your ability to delete content. The ownership rights of other participants do not impair your right to delete your content. Likewise, to the extent that your ownership rights in any content might impair another participant’s right to delete content, you grant that participant an absolute license to delete that content. Your ability to delete content does not impair the ownership rights of other participants or preclude them from using the content outside Storium.
If you are a player, you may edit or delete your character and any content you post associated with your role, subject to the functionality of the site. If you are a host or narrator, you may edit any content you post associated with your role, subject to the functionality of the site.
You can delete your own content, if the site’s functionality allows. Details can be found here.
The Game may be deleted in its entirety at the host’s request and only with the agreement of all current participants.
The game can only be deleted if everyone agrees. Details can be found here.
The Game may be based upon a “World,” which is a pre-made collection of content, separate from the Game, that can be re-used in the course of playing the Game. The person who created the World in which the Game takes place is the “creator”. The World you use, if any, may affect your rights under this agreement.
The game world you choose may affect your rights.
If the Game is based upon a World, you acknowledge that you have no ownership interest in the World content unless you yourself are the creator. You acknowledge that the creator might continue to create works related to the World content and that some of these works might bear similarities to material created on Storium. You release Protagonist and the creator for any injury, loss, or damage arising out of your use of Storium, including but not limited to any claim of copyright infringement or other theft of intellectual property. You waive your right to sue Protagonist and the creator in any venue for any reason arising out of the use of Storium and the World content. You agree to indemnify Protagonist and creator for all costs associated with any such lawsuit, including but not limited to court costs, attorneys’ fees, and appellate fees. You agree not to harm, misuse, or bring the World content into disrepute. You agree that the creator may use content from the Game outside of the Game and for commercial purposes, provided that attribution is given to the participants.
You don’t have any rights to the world content unless it’s a starter world or you created it.
You agree not to sue the world’s creator if they publish something that seems similar to your game.
You agree to treat the world content nicely.
The world’s creator can use your content provided they give you attribution.
If the Game World is a “starter” World or if you are the creator, you may use the World content in any way you choose as limited by any other agreement and the site functionality. If the Game World is an “open” World, you may use content from the Game outside of the Game for non-commercial reasons and with attribution given to the Game’s participants as well as to Storium, the creator, and the World name. If the Game World is a “closed” World, you may not publish any content from the Game outside of the Game for any reason, even for non-commercial reasons or for reasons that might otherwise constitute “fair use” of the content.
If your game uses an “open” world, you can use the world content for non-commercial reasons with attribution. If your game uses a “closed” world, you cannot use world content outside the game for any reason.
Protagonist reserves the right to modify the terms of this agreement at any time upon notice to you, which becomes effective as of the date of the notice to you.
This agreement represents the entire agreement between the parties. Any ambiguity in this agreement will be construed in a manner that best fosters the openness and sharing of the content. This agreement will not be construed for or against any party based on who drafted it.
This agreement is subject to the terms of any other agreement that covers your use of the Storium service, such as the Terms of Service and Code of Conduct. In the event of a conflict between this agreement and the Terms of Service or Code of Conduct, the Terms of Service and Code of Conduct supersede this agreement.
To the extent permitted by applicable law, you waive any reference to law that would render any term of this agreement invalid. In the event that a provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid, it will be interpreted to fulfill its intended purpose as much as permitted by applicable law, and the remaining terms will remain in full effect.