Situation: The material on Dfinity’s web site and posted videos are subject to restrictive licensing provisisons that impede using the content to lawfully teach others about the ICP. A clause that limits much of the content reads as follows: “The Foundation grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable and revocable license to use the Website and its content for your personal, non-commercial use, and to display the content of the Website exclusively on your computer screen or on other devices (such as smartphones or tablets), subject to your compliance with these Terms.”
Issue: Many of us are creating content to be used in various bootcamps and hackathon events. This work is often done on a voluntary basis and is often posted on the Internet using various streaming services (e.g. Youtube, Dsocial, etc). As an example, recording a tour of the IC base documentation to show the structure and familiarize developers would be a violation of Dfinity’s terms and conditions.
Course of action:
A. Dfinity allow the use for educational purposes by changing the terms and conditions of their web content (e.g. on dfinity.org and internetcomputer.org) to allow for the use of the material as part of an educational video that is being released under creative commons 4.0 CC-BY.
B. Dfinity allow the use of the graphics and video content produced by Dfinity to be used when creating videos and content for the purposes of education about the IC.
Looking for engagement from Dfinity as the Motoko Bootcamp is forthcoming and my content is ready for release but I cannot include a tour of the IC base documentation website without permission. I have requested permission a while ago but have not received a response. Time is of the essence.