Your creative work and rights
Your work is not uploaded to the Qwyre server until you authorise it, and nothing will be saved on our servers unless you expressly decide to monetize your work via the app. You maintain complete control of the build process. You are not giving up any of your rights over your work, and Qwyre is not acting as an agent, publisher, or distributor on your behalf. Streaming is offered as a commercial service for writers, and respects your property.
Our code of conduct
Qwyre cares very much about the safety and enjoyment of our creators, and believe that transparency, ethics and simplicity are crucial for trust between ourselves and those who use our services. We expect similar consideration from creators who use our services.
There are three ethical rules with which you agree to comply by choosing to publish on Qwyre:
- No hate-speech
- No plagiarism or theft
- No collusion
While work may be controversial or challenging, any which is threatening, abusive, libellous, defamatory, obscene or otherwise unethical may not be published on Qwyre. If identified, it will be removed. We are not taking away your right to express yourself, merely your means of expressing yourself here.
Any work which is copied from others, or where art or designs are taken without appropriate attribution or licencing, is regarded as theft. You should expect little tolerance for plagiarism or theft given the entire foundation of Qwyre is to support creators get paid for their creativity.
You are welcome to invite a friend to be your editor, but we have a good-faith expectation that you will both engage meaningfully with the editing process. If you are an editor or publisher, you may even commission writers to publish and formalise your contracts on Qwyre. Our objective is not to prevent meaningful collaboration, but to insist on it. If creators collude with an editor, or invent one entirely, in order to bypass this minimal level of introspection, the creator - and the editor - will be banned.
Infringements of the Code
Parties to publishing creative works are subject to additional terms of service, including a process of review:
- All referrals or discoveries of contraventions of the Code are investigated.
- If the contravention is severe, we may choose to appoint a panel of peers to review the case and make a decision. This decision will be posted publicly.
- In the most extreme cases, we may unilaterally ban the creator, and withdraw all connected works from publication. For authors, that means all works they produce will be removed from public access. For editors, that means all works which they approved, even for authors unconnected to the work under review.
Editors are held to a higher standard since they, not the author, have the final say as to whether or not a work is published. If their judgement is in doubt, then that applies to all works under their purvey.