Novakitty

So, I've noticed here and there that there are people that will occasionally take scripts and not give credit to their original owner. I had a problem like this when I was FPC, curating a project unknowing that the original scripts belonged to someone else and were uncredited. So I had this idea for a simple feature that could help, so I just thought I'd put it down….

Essentially, this has to do with backpacking. I had an idea, that when someone goes to see inside another project, and they backpack a script, a note (Like a sticky note that you can add to scripts yourself) could become automatically attached to the script saying “Original script by (The owner of the script).” This note would be attached to the script, and can not be deleted. This note would follow the script into the backpack and anywhere else this script goes. This way, it would be impossible to ‘steal’ scripts, since a sticky with the original coder's name would be right next to it as a sort of safeguard of credit.

Just an idea I thought I'd put down.

Chibi-Matoran

What would happen if someone modifies the script, then the modified script is backpacked? Will the script record everyone who had changed it?

Sheep_maker

Technically nothing is impossible, but this would limit the number of stolen scripts. These “notes” could also be added to the notes and credits, and optionally a message could be sent to those whose scripts have been used once the project has been shared.

Novakitty

Sheep_maker wrote:

Technically nothing is impossible, but this would limit the number of stolen scripts. These “notes” could also be added to the notes and credits, and optionally a message could be sent to those whose scripts have been used once the project has been shared.

Yes, those are good ideas!

Novakitty

Chibi-Matoran wrote:

What would happen if someone modifies the script, then the modified script is backpacked? Will the script record everyone who had changed it?

That would probably be a good way to make things work.

bigpuppy

Sheep_maker wrote:

Technically nothing is impossible, but this would limit the number of stolen scripts. These “notes” could also be added to the notes and credits, and optionally a message could be sent to those whose scripts have been used once the project has been shared.

Chibi-Matoran wrote:

What would happen if someone modifies the script, then the modified script is backpacked? Will the script record everyone who had changed it?

Support for the original idea, and these

Novakitty

bigpuppy wrote:

Sheep_maker wrote:

Technically nothing is impossible, but this would limit the number of stolen scripts. These “notes” could also be added to the notes and credits, and optionally a message could be sent to those whose scripts have been used once the project has been shared.

Chibi-Matoran wrote:

What would happen if someone modifies the script, then the modified script is backpacked? Will the script record everyone who had changed it?

Support for the original idea, and these

Thanks!

Techno-CAT

It should be really easy to embed some sort of attribution property in the sprite when it is backpacked. support

_Comicfan_

Support.

jokebookservice1

Support for a different coloured sticky note,
and also support for when you click on it it takes you to the Original Project

Sigton

Have two tabs open, and then copy the code by sight rather than using the backpack. Then backpack it from your project and it would credit it to you. No support, because its easy to circumvent and needs some changes.

Sigton

_Comicfan_

Sigton wrote:

Have two tabs open, and then copy the code by sight rather than using the backpack. Then backpack it from your project and it would credit it to you. No support, because its easy to circumvent and needs some changes.

Sigton
Yeah, Sigton is right.

gosoccerboy5

Bump. I didn't want to make a new topic for this. Also, I support because it's easy to backpack away a script and call it your own. If you remove all the blocks from a script the notes and credits won't show an automatic message.

Vibrato

gosoccerboy5 wrote:

Bump. I didn't want to make a new topic for this. Also, I support because it's easy to backpack away a script and call it your own. If you remove all the blocks from a script the notes and credits won't show an automatic message.
scripts don't belong to anyone

gosoccerboy5

I guess I could have worded that better but do you like being remixed then not have credit given


I do believe this might have been my 500th post so yay

Codebeginner459

Support. Backpacking should allow crediting.

Vibrato

gosoccerboy5 wrote:

I guess I could have worded that better but do you like being remixed then not have credit given
It's either auto-credited or not a remix

lm1996

What about when you import it from someone who imported it from someone else?

(@usera got it from @userb, and you got the code from @usera)

AND what happens if it's art or music?

gosoccerboy5

1. It'll provide the link to @userb, so that you don't have to spend time tracking it down
2. The same thing happens. The whole point of this is to make sure people give credit, scripts, images, or sound.