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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:50 pm 
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Nalates wrote:

I am curious what Cyan will write into their Content License regarding income from its use.


Me too.
All I know is that if I make a donation to the US I do not have to pay tax.
But if I have a subscription in the US, my government wants to see some taxmoney from me. (20%)


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I would not be using their content. Only mine. They are not making their content available. Users may have the content installed with the client, but I am not affected by that. The game will play, but I cant see how they would have any issue. I am not charging for their content, but for my service (servers) and content.

As for the taxes, you are correct. I have dealt with that issue in the past. But I may be able to file non profit, If an idea I have works out. I'm a veteran and I considered asking some of the homeless vets at the local shelter if they are interested in acquiring some new skills. There but for the grace of God and all that.

Also (OT)If I am correct a shard and a complete server set are not the same thing, are they? or are you guys using the terms synonymously?


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Nalates wrote:
If someone knows the section and paragraph of the tax code that excludes donations, I would love to have the reference

The page is a little borked but scroll down for the publication that covers this.

http://www.irs.gov/publications/p557/ch03.html

For a IRS 501 (C) 3 status we had to get our State to reconize us as a non-profit before we could apply for IRS 501 (C) 3 status. The process can take a few months to complete.

Section 501, paragraph C, sub-section 3
http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/ts_search.pl?title=26&sec=501


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(OT) A shard is a server set, yes. Server farm (cluster) with single distributed database originally. Prologue had three - Atrus, Katran and Achenar.


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Thank you.


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semplerfi wrote:
Something to keep in mind is you will be competing with folks that will charge nothing to use their Shard and there were several during UU that were successful.

I said that first, three posts before yours! :P :wink:


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I´m thinking that we could have a list with all the servers/shards that we would have to pay for getting access to. I wouldn´t mind to pay cyan that amount eather. After all it´s still them we have to thank for myst and uru.

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Sophia wrote:
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Something to keep in mind is you will be competing with folks that will charge nothing to use their Shard and there were several during UU that were successful.

I said that first, three posts before yours! :P :wink:

I am happy for you... 8)


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I´m thinking that we could have a list with all the servers/shards that we would have to pay for getting access to.
That list would be empty.


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semplerfi wrote:
Sophia wrote:
semplerfi wrote:
Something to keep in mind is you will be competing with folks that will charge nothing to use their Shard and there were several during UU that were successful.

I said that first, three posts before yours! :P :wink:

I am happy for you... 8)

Well, y'know, it's more a matter of small minds think alike :lol:

Nuff teasing, I'd say to whomever is going to ask money for access, GO for it! If your shard is good enough, you'll be rich in no time. Just remember Cyan didn't make a profit on Uru, but nobody is stopping you from doing better than them 8)


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Sophia wrote:
Well, y'know, it's more a matter of small minds think alike :lol:

Well, that puts us in a league of our own. I did not think any body was as small minded as thyself. :wink: :lol: :lol:


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LOL! True, that is why I didn't dare write "great", that would certainly have gotten me banned for LYING about myself :lol:


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Nuff teasing, I'd say to whomever is going to ask money for access, GO for it!

Totally agree...

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Going against the grain here to some degree, but it is ever so sad that money, profit, commercialism to some degree is starting to creep in here. Gone are the days when we were all so excited to meet other avies, in some cases the other side of the globe, now money is the purpose to a few. Well I can tell you friends, two things drive me, one, the survival of URU and the continuation of friendships that have accumulated over the years. In fact I even married one of them. Am I going to put up a server? Yes :). Am I going to ask for funds? No way!! To me it would be a privilege to have my friends continue to share the beautiful world of URU with me and I am only to happy to give something back to the community that has been so good to Sophia and myself. Anyway, hope I am not ruffling feathers of some, but to me the most important issue right now is to stick together and get this world we all love back on its feet.


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I'd say to whomever is not going to ask money for access, GO for it! 8)


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