OK, one more thing which I think is worth a section on any review if it eventuates which could also be both useful and educational is this:
I did go to the licencing page and saw this:
More and more of you have been wanting to post Oh Joy Sex Toy comics onto your social networks and websites, which is a wonderful compliment, but not great for us– if we don’t protect how our images are used, we lose the copyrights to them and we lose money when they’re reposted off our site.
On this page we’re laying out what exactly you can do with our comics and when you need to get in contact.
What can I post online for FREE and without contact?
You are welcome to post and distribute links to Oh Joy Sex Toy.
You can use ANY of the Oh Joy Sex Toy thumbnail Preview images, worry-free. (Right-click, “view image” to see full size)
You can use ANY of the Oh Joy Sex Toy banner images.
If you must post a tiny crop of the comic (though we prefer that you don’t), post “ohjoysextoy.com” ON THE ACTUAL IMAGE.
What must I email and PAY for?
If you want to post any of the comics on Oh Joy Sex Toy (whether it be social media or website), you MUST email Matthew and be prepared to pay a fee for a one time license.
If you want to print, or use the comics on Oh Joy Sex Toy in a way not described on this page, you MUST email Matthew to discuss exactly what you intend to do. Please be prepared to pay to use our works.
Woops I already posted it, what do I do?
If you don’t have a license, remove the comic! Replace it with a free preview graphic and email Matthew, there’s a chance you will have to pay for the time the comic was live on your site!
We love making our comic and want to keep making it. By ensuring you check in with us before posting any of the comics, you ensure we get the chance to protect our work and continue we get paid for doing it.
Now a lot of people slap "Fair Use Law" on things when it clearly isn't (see YouTube for example) but here's a question ...
1. Purpose and character of the use
The first factor is "the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes." To justify the use as fair, one must demonstrate how it either advances knowledge or the progress of the arts through the addition of something new.
Likewise, the noncommercial purpose of a use makes it more likely to be found a fair use, but it does not make it a fair use automatically. For instance, in L.A. Times v. Free Republic, the court found that the noncommercial use of LA Times content by the Free Republic Web site was not fair use, since it allowed the public to obtain material at no cost that they would otherwise pay for.
Now, this does tick the educational box and non-profit box, not the transformative box (I think) but also, this is currently material you don't have to pay for on the original site.
"Examples of fair use in United States copyright law include commentary, search engines, criticism, parody, news reporting, research, and scholarship."
Now, legal's not my thing, so anyone with connections to that side of things that can make a determination - I think it would make a good section on this review and as a general section as well.
I guess one of my questions is, even though they wrote that on their website, it might not be enforceable. For example, my Helicopter Underwater Escape Course had if I remember this correctly a section which specifically stated they weren't liable for your injury or even death even if it was due to their negligence but even I knew at the time (and later saw confirmed somewhere else) that there's no way that would stand up in court.