|Post Date: 11:13 25-05-2012
Dear virtual Friends,
I experienced the 3D world of kaneva for a couple of years as Sabrinella and Vernel
and where I would judge my overall experience as a positive one,
the late experiences in kaneva make me say “user beware!”
My background has always being arts/grapichs and kaneva offer an opportunity to
users to upload their creations,(what is communly called UGC User Generate Content).
Being that no professionals designer needs to be on kaneva , for most part the UGC is very low quality and often redoundant, and the agreement that a user accept is quite unbalanced in kaneva favor.
Designer with skills rather invest in sites that will more certanly bring them some sort of revenues if that is what they wish.
The economy of kaneva is largely based on the commerce that derives from this UGC
and the only one that benefit monetarely is the site itself.
At best designer get “credits” that can not be converted into real money.
And if you are a designer and you can create any item you will possibly need,… you will have no use for credits.
Unless you disregard a not quite clear position of the host, stated in his term & conditions,
about private sale of credits.
The agreement you will accept entering this world has defenetivly one beneficiary only … kaneva.
Where kaneva do not claim ownership on your creations you will allow them to do whatever an owner can do and you will have no options whatsoever on how your material is used by them
(And this last one is my main issue).
One option, is all you have, and that is to privitize your creations,( by the way if you delete all your items they will still remain in their database).
Needless to say, this lack of control, defeated my purpose of being on kaneva.
It may defeat yours.
Another issues many of you will “appreciate”, is rappresented by users that upload items
to who they do not own the copyright (3d models from other owners ).
The company policy, where it state that any parties can contribute to the respect of such laws
has a bottom line …. bottom line is that until a legal rappresentant of the company defrauded shows up they will allow the uploads to be part of the economy and when that will happen kaneva can legally claim no fault.
Users respectfull of the law that inform them of the alledged criminal act is replied that is not up to them to inforce the respect of kaneva policy.
So dear virtual Friends,
enter the amazing world of kaneva, make your contribution to the prosperity of this 3D World and do not ask for any rights … you will not get any.
One would think that when UGC is probably the only reason why your site is a popular one,
one would have more respect for the designers … not in kaneva my friends.
Go to the google wharehouse and download another squirrel … that will do for them!
Will it do for you ?
I for one preffer more quality and respect in a 3D World, in orderd to give my support to it.