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Message 15016 - Posted: 15 Jan 2017, 18:47:46 UTC

I discovered BURP via SheepIt - render farm, right after I found out that the way SheepIt renders other peoples' frames is downloading their projects on other computers, where other users may view those projects as .blend files and have an ability to make a fortune out of them. On SheepIt forum I found a topic called SheepIt vs BURP. From there I found out that in BURP, if you select © copyright license on your project file (what ever that means), it won't be downloadable by other users. Is that true? If it is, how to do it then? I would like to keep my projects safe from modelling theft. (Not that I don't trust in Blender Community's faith). Any informative answers would be appreciated. )

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Message 15025 - Posted: 16 Jan 2017, 21:27:29 UTC
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Well, the answer is: somewhat true.

The scene file will be downloaded to the rendering nodes regardless of what you select as a license for it - they need the file to render it, there is no protection.
The file will, however, not be downloadable directly from the website on the session page if you select "Copyright".

Copyright is a legal construct that protects your work in almost the entire world. You automatically get copyright (or the copy right, the right to make copies) when you create something new. You can read more about it on Wikipedia.

If your project is super top secret then you shouldn't put it on the internet.

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Message 15082 - Posted: 20 Feb 2017, 0:57:21 UTC - in response to Message 15025.
Last modified: 20 Feb 2017, 1:02:14 UTC

Glad to see my little versus brings people here and also to see that I need to clarify some things. So I just added a precision about that.
In case I still didn't give you the link Janus, you can read it here and tell me if anything bugs you or if you'd have anything to add.

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