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Not sure if this is the appropriate place but I am hosting a game contest . Rules and such can be found in the link. This will be a paid contest with first through 15 cash prizes. All the details are in the link.

First Place: $70
Second Place: $45
Third Place: $30
4-10 Place: $15
11-15 Place: $10

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7 hours ago, ramspeed said:

"Diesoft will gain rights to modify, distribute, use for commercial usage"

Nothing shady about that....

Actually is not anasdything shady about that. You neglect to show the section before hand which states
 

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Authors(submitter) submitting retain all rights to the submission. 

and the peace directly after that

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In the event Diesoft uses any submission the Author will be notified before publishing, and will be able to maintain the software as their own which also includes the pre-determined, by Diesoft, percentage of revenue gained minus any subscription or maintenance fees.

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The work is still yours. In the event of being distributed, which the author will be notified, we need to be able to do such. Also to concat and minify as well as obsfucate the code which is standard practice we would need to be able to modify and distribute the code. Also as stated we will be using the MIT license for all submissions which also holds us to any copyrights.

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The MIT License is what it is: permissive.  Whereas commercial licenses typically exclude derivative rights.

My question is whether a contest based around the MIT License will generate any entries of commercial value.  Surely any games where the author is willing to assign a permissive license to all assets for a potential reward of ~$20 are either: absolute crud, or represent only a minor update to somebody else's existing MIT Licensed body of work.

Edit: Perhaps a CC-BY-ND may be a better fit?

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/

Irrespectively, Phreaknation you may benefit from adding some top level information about the goals and the spirit of the competition.  E.g., Why should someone enter - what's in it for them best case, and why do you want to be involved with that, etc?

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14 hours ago, phreaknation said:

The work is still yours. In the event of being distributed, which the author will be notified, we need to be able to do such.

 

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Diesoft will gain rights to modify, distribute, use for commercial usage. In the event Diesoft uses any submission the Author will be notified before publishing, and will be able to maintain the software as their own which also includes the pre-determined, by Diesoft, percentage of revenue gained minus any subscription or maintenance fees. If the Author does not claim submission within 28 days then the ownership is transferred to Diesoft and may be returned at Diesoft's discretion.

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