I originally voted for the niche Was I Wrong. I Even thought it was an interesting topic. However, this morning as I noodle around Narrative's ToS, and AUP, and even the Community standards policy for Medium, I am beginning to feeling that this is a topic we shouldn't approve. And would like to share my perspectives and get some other opinions given what i am about to point out, before the voting time frame is up.
under section 3. Content it states:
By submitting Your Content to Narrative, you represent and warrant that you have all rights, power, and authority necessary to grant the rights to Your Content contained within this TOS. Because you alone are responsible for Your Content, you may expose yourself to liability if you post or share Content without all necessary rights.
But the niche asks you to quote someone from In Real Life conversations which may have the expectation of privacy. Furthermore, it states social media, which could be construed to quote private messaging from social media, which also has the expectation of privacy.
the ToS also states that:
When Your Content is created with or submitted to the Service, you grant us a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, transferable, and sublicensable license to use, copy, modify, adapt, prepare derivative works from, distribute, perform, and display Your Content and any name, username, voice, or likeness provided in connection with Your Content in all media formats and channels now known or later developed. This license includes the right for us to make Your Content available for syndication, broadcast, distribution, or publication by other companies, organizations, or individuals who partner with Narrative. You also agree that we may remove metadata associated with Your Content, and you irrevocably waive any claims and assertions of moral rights or attribution with respect to Your Content.
In many places a person cannot give third party consent on behalf of someone who was not originally providing consent to be recorded. This seems like a pretty obvious breech.
I have another concern that is a bit of an arms distance, so I will post in the next post to keep the thoughts separated.