first of all, thank you mr tom for the heads up! :)
i will follow your advice, and i hope that NG will stay strong through all those problems...
At 2/24/17 06:07 PM, YoonseoChoiChoi wrote:
I want newgrounds without bloody violence and Adults only games,movie or art. If it's solved, Newgrounds will be a good place for the Teenagers. (Like me! I am 15 year old! )
im sorry yoonseo, but i DONT agree with you.
turning this wonderful site of art+freedom into a ''safe space'', is a stupid thing to do, and quite frankly, its a move that will kill the whole meaning of ''everything by everyone.'', which is a true expression of artistic+creative freedom.
believe it or not, this site used to have many wild, CRAZY movies+games, and many years ago, NG's motto was ''the problems of the future, today!''. it featured pop-culture parodies, many sex jokes, violent(or sexy)games, and the infamous assasin games, which made fun of contemporary celebs in various ways.(most of them in a violent way)
sure, people grow up, and eventually NG matured into a more ''well-behaved'' version of itself, and it transformed from ''the problems of the future, today!'' into ''everything by everyone'', and the violent assasin games+the sex games got overshadowed by the more calm, fresh artistic creations of the new wave of artists... (or even by the old artists of NG, who decided to change their movies/games materials a bit...)
things changed, but NG stayed true to its roots and kept all those old, violent/sexy/adult movies+games.
now its the people's choice to watch them if they want.
bottom line: NG has changed, and it's a more mature, elegant, diverse and well behaved enviroment.
but to ask from NG to get rid of its past? now THIS is stupid.
you dont like violent movies+games? dont watch them.
you dont like sexy/adult movies/games? k, dont watch them.
you should come in here to leave your mark, and to have fun, you shouldn't come in here to change everything into a more ''politically correct'' version of the site; this would kill both the site's originality, and its freedom.
it would be wrong, and stupid.
so yeah, i agree with Nekoyoujo, Thegreathorn, and Xuvero. they have good points, and you should listen to them.
if you truly love this place, dont try to change it in a bad way (by removing things that you dont like), but change it in a GOOD way: CREATE ART. draw things, make music, post flash movies/games...
make a positive change, instead of ruining the site for everyone else.
plus, one day, when you grow up, you might even like the dark side of NG. just saying...
:At 2/25/17 07:41 AM, TomFulp wrote:
Using unlicensed music has always been frowned on - it was a big motivation for making the Audio Portal in 2003. Recent legal issues have made us crack down a lot harder, though.
ok. so, how can i know if i can use a famous song or not?
and, can i use a song if i credit the artist? (i always give credit to the artists).
also, i agree with thephenomenon below:
At 2/25/17 11:23 AM, ThePhenomenon wrote:
It's not reasonable to constantly check if the authors changed their mind on the license of something we used, and then to constantly change every game and submission on every website submitted because it stopped being free. So basically, if it was once free, we can always claim that the use was from back then, and it remains free forever. That's why some websites don't allow licenses to change: you submit something, it's a permanent contribution. Otherwise, no one can sleep at night thinking that one of the thousand songs or effects used had it's license randomly changed. It would make the "resources" extremely untrustworthy and a bait to get sued a few years later for when the license changes, becoming illegal to use it. Everything on Newgrounds submitted prior to a certain date of when changes were introduced was originally Creative Commons and would forever be, regardless of authors taking down their songs and charging money for them now.
At least, that's what makes sense.
i agree with you 100%. its stupid of them to change the licence/fair use laws everyday, because it destroys creative+artistic potential, and it limits the artist's options as to WHAT music to use for a specific movie.
and lets face it, if we added a popular song in our movies, it would be free advertising for those morons, so its really their loss.
i am honestly very sad with this stupid law, because it limits the sources of funny/creative use of music in a movie...
i mean, for example, how can i emphasize a character's badass quality, when i can no longer play ''bad to the bone'' in my movie?
things become limited, and the whole point of using music as an artform gets lost.
sure, the NG music-portal has some great artists, such as maestrorage, paragonX9, sean hodges(from the madness saga, his music is epic), but the (music)choices are now narrower and more limited.