terms of use

who veadotube is for

unfortunately, due to the nature of the internet and the world, this section is a bit convoluted; there are a lot of shitty people out there who i’d rather not let consume the things we make.

to start off! veadotube is made with anti-capitalist ideals in mind. we use the anti-capitalist software license for our source code, and we’ll use it as a basis for this section.

so, to make it clear: you can use veadotube while earning money with it (the so-called “commercial use”). that’s how most of vtubing works, after all. this includes:

  1. individuals labouring for themselves;
  2. non-profit organisations;
  3. educational institutions;
  4. organisations that seek shared profit for all of its members, and allows non-members to set the cost of their labour.

but! if you’re an organisation, you can only use veadotube if:

  1. in case you have owners, all of the owners are workers and all workers are owners with equal equity/vote;
  2. you’re not law enforcement or military, or working for or under either.

you’re still here? great!

veadotube is made by trans, neurodivergent people who resorted to the internet during our teen years. because of that, we know how awful people on the internet can be, and we know some of the specific online groups that propagate such actions.

when we say we want to create something accessible so more people can join the fun, we also mean that we don’t want awful people ruining it.

with that said, if you apply as one of these, veadotube is not for you:

  1. the usual bigot: racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, antisemitic, xenophobic, “pro-life”;
  2. a pedophile, or zoophile, or an enabler of any of these as well as incest;
  3. a cop or military supporter;
  4. a “TERF” or a “transmed”, which applies to transphobic;
  5. a “pro-shipper”, which often means the things on item 2;
  6. a cryptocurrency supporter, which includes “NFT”s.

if you’re not in there, congratulations! veadotube is for you! otherwise, we may have to ban you from interacting with the community, as well as refund any purchases.

on giving credit

you’re not required to say you’re using veadotube, or that the avatars you’re using come from veadotube, or to credit olmewe or BELLA! explicitely.

it is appreciated if you do any of that, though!

on asset use

veadotube mini ships with a few default avatars, which are tube, ogato, viado and snart. feel free to stream with these! credits are also not required but appreciated as well.

on modding and whatnot

if you’re modding the app, or making a tool for the app (say, some file converter or avatar maker of some sort), please clarify that you’re not associated with veadotube!

also, don’t just straight up clone the app? had this happen before where people would rip the assets from it and remake the whole thing. if you do, make 100% sure that people don’t confuse it with an official app, and if we have any problem with it, we have the right to take it down.

in general, don’t do something that could confuse people as to if something you do is part of the veadotube project or not – in the end, this project is a personal one!

on vagueness and loopholes

if the terms aren’t clear enough for whatever your case is, ask away! these terms are meant to communicate our intentions with this project more than actually cover every possible use case, although we do revise this document to make it a bit more accurate from time to time.

on top of that, don’t be an asshole. don’t come in here looking for loopholes or anything just to take advantage of us. even if you technically follow these terms, if you’re being an asshole, you can’t use the app! sorry.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.