Wuxiaworld's Exclusivity - The Contract

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  1. rwxwuxiaworld

    rwxwuxiaworld Well-Known Member

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    The wheels of justice turn slowly, but grind exceedingly fine. Many things have been going on behind the scenes. I have avoided talking about licensing issues and have kept quiet while doing what needs to be done, but the recent silliness over HJC has gotten people wondering about licensing again, and there's been a lot of misinformation and blatant lies being spread. At this point, after having spoken to our attorneys, I think it's time to make some things public so that there is no more speculation about what WW originally signed.

    Due to repeated public and false claims that Wuxiaworld's licenses are not exclusive (see spoiler 1), we have no choice but to accept that QI has unilaterally decided to lift the NDA clause with regards to our exclusivity. Below you will see a redacted version of the first two pages of our contract. The redactions are for details which are not related to the 'exclusivity' question at hand and thus still intact under NDA; if QI is willing to publicly state they are fine with releasing the full thing without redactions, we won't decline. For ease of verification for those who can read Chinese or want to MTL it, we have manually typed out the Chinese (which you can compare to the scanned version, see spoiler 2).

    Party A is QI's parent company. Party B is Wuxiaworld.
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    Article 1: Cooperation Details
    1) Party A provides its copyrighted literary works to Party B, with the specific list of authorized books and authorization duration shown in Attachment 1 (hereinafter referred to as “authorized works”), and entrusts Party B to translate the authorized works into English according to the terms of this contract.
    2) Party A exclusively authorizes Party B to enjoy the right to use the information/internet transmission rights of the above-mentioned translated textual works (hereinafter referred to as the ‘translations’). The specific authorization channels are as follows:
    (1) Authorize Party B to place the above translations on its own online platform 'wuxiaworld' (www.wuxiaworld.com) to provide users with free reading services.
    (2) Authorize Party B to make the above translation works into e-books, and only sell on the XXX, XXX, XXX platforms (hereinafter referred to as “authorized channels of Party B”).
    (3) Authorized area: Global
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    第一条: 合作内容

    1) 由甲方向乙方提供其具有著作权的文学作品,具体授权作品书目及授权期限详见附件1(下称:授权作品),并委托乙方按照本合同的约定将授权作品翻译成英文。
    2) 甲方排他性授权乙方享有上述翻译完成的文字作品(以下简称‘翻译作品’)之信息网络传播权的使用权,具体授权渠道如下:
    (1) 授权乙方将上述翻译作品放置于在自有网络平台‘wuxiaworld’上(网址www.wuxiaworld.com)向用户提免费阅读服务,
    (2) 授权乙方可将上述翻译作品制作成电子书,并仅于XXX,XXX,XXX平台(下称:乙方授权渠道)上线销售
    (3) 授权地区:全球
    _____________________________

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    Last edited: Mar 28, 2018
  2. Cite

    Cite 『Procrastinator』

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    I'll be here eating some popcorn. :blobpopcorn::blobpopcorn::blobpopcorn:
     
  3. On-My-Level

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  4. Atl92

    Atl92 [God] [Devil] [Hero] [Monster]

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    OH boy here we go i'm getting popcorn brb. :blobpopcorn_cool:

    Also i'm glad this is getting cleared up love WW <3

    P.S to all mods good luck
     
  5. Hotato

    Hotato My Life is Wonton {Lazy Soul}

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    Part 4 of the QI and Wuxia? And here I thought my QI drama free life is over.

    pitch fork for sell!! And popcorns too!!
     
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  6. MineralWater

    MineralWater NU's BS supplier

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  7. Stormingtiger101

    Stormingtiger101 Procrastinator ○

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    I'll take some popcorn. Hopefully we'll witness something juicy.
     
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  8. pirateking36

    pirateking36 [[--------NIL--------]]

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    So basically it really is exclusive but QI is trying to be sneaky about it(as usual)
     
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  9. asriu

    asriu Well-Known Member

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    don't mind me~
    go on
    raccoon bread.jpg
     
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  10. Atl92

    Atl92 [God] [Devil] [Hero] [Monster]

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    I mean most people assumed this, but now that the details are being shown it's pretty much confirmed.
     
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  11. pirateking36

    pirateking36 [[--------NIL--------]]

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    Yo bring the booze .....we are camping tonight
     
  12. lancerune

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    Anyone Selling Popcorn...
     
  13. juniorjawz

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    The fight continues.
    Stay strong!
     
  14. raysha18

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    :blobpopcorn::blobpopcorn::blobpopcorn_cool:
    Let's wait and see....
     
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  15. Kagenesti

    Kagenesti [Dao of Taming] [Dao of the Wild]

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    I wonder how long QI can ignore RWX's lawyers. If this turns into one of those 2 year long cases we're gonna need a semi full of popcorn to feed the masses.
     
  16. Minokyuu

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    Someguy666 MILF Sect Leader

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    That's not sneaky, that's just blatantly lying loudly and shouting down anyone who speaks out truth.
     
  18. Hotato

    Hotato My Life is Wonton {Lazy Soul}

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    :blobpopcorn::blobpopcorn::blobpopcorn:
     
  19. Selfish_KT

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    Qidian and Wuxiaworld will probably never get along well
    If only these fights would bring us more translations...
    How awesome would that be...
    Sigh...