Community Course Designer Copyright

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« on: October 11, 2019, 12:16:51 PM »
Hi Everyone
Just a quick question do community course designers retain the copyright of their courses or are HB Studios allowed to sell on to 3rd Party Golf Simulator Manufacturers and even to end users such as golf clubs that already have a golf simulator. Allowing the community to create course seems like a perfect business model, keeps the game fresh and may prove to be revenue source.
Just an observation.


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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2019, 04:02:31 PM »
Once Course creators publish their courses HB studio has the right to do with them what they want.  That is clearly stated somewhere.  There is no “ copyright” on courses...  HB used a couple of my courses from TGC2 as Official courses in 2019.  They were nice enough to give me credit and some in game credits for it.  They did add grandstands and crowds though which I wish they hadn’t... but that’s their right to.  People on these forums tend to get so demanding because they paid $x for a game.  In reality this is HB’s game to do with what they choose.  I’m just happy to be along for the ride and that people enjoy my creations.
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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2019, 08:40:35 AM »
i think this says it all,once you publish it HB can do anything with it.

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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2019, 09:10:27 AM »
...... and they do


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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2019, 05:14:14 AM »
I also suspect that users who update Open Street Map (OSM) with course data for uploading with their lidar files may find this data can be used by OSM authorised companies involved GPS golf course navigator devices etc.
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TGC2019 Courses Published:
♦ Pinnacles Golf Club
♦ Australind Estuary GC
♦ Lone Pine Island Golf & Country Club
♦ Wapatah Lakes Club

TGC2 Courses Published:
♦ Cocos Island Resort
♦ The Lakes on Blackwood River
♦ Cedars Point Golf Resort