blkingston wrote:5. In the Terms & Conditions, it states:
"Registrant agrees all information provided is correct and all future work provided will be free of Copyright infringement."
I have some questions in regards to this as well.
Are you asking that people register under their RL legal names? Or would an internet user-name also be considered "correct" information? Registration is much more attractive assuming no disclosure of RL personal information is necessary until later in the process, perhaps for example at the stage where an actual "sales transaction" is made (or I see another poster has suggested not at all).
And I'm not clear on what the "all future work provided will be free of Copyright infringement" phrase means. Even taken in what seems to me to be it's narrowest sense, I would need further clarification before I felt comfortable agreeing to that statement. If DMP has hundreds of titles available to be worked on, many of them will most likely have already been scanlated. Is the registrant agreeing they won't work on titles they have worked on as a scanlator? If so, they're probably agreeing not to work on their favorite titles. And if not, it's difficult for me to see how future work on a title one has already handled in the past can be free from the influence of that past involvement. Are you only asking that the registrant be willing to go through the work again and not just provide a carbon copy of what they've already done? Even in that case though, the influence of the rest of the group is still there in the registrant's mind- presuming the scanlation is good, the registrant presumably thinks that's essentially how the title should be handled, so I can't imagine a rework would produce anything radically different.
And read more widely, I worry that DMP could potentially have expectations that I, as a registrant, had agreed to things that in fact I had not intended to agree to. While I understand it may be awkward for DMP to offer specifics in this regard, I also would hate to have someone I made a commitment to later feel I had betrayed it, or never taken it seriously in the first place. Would there be an expectation that the registrant not scanlate for teams that handle or have handled manga on the list? Not scanlate at all? Not personally handle titles on the list for anyone but DMP regardless of whether a final "sales transaction" is ever made?