Got this Future France SAS post today. Scam or not?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Zipok, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. Zipok

    Zipok L2: Junior Member

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    "Hello,

    We are Future France and we publish several computing magazine in France such as: Windows News, Windows XP Magazine, Windows Vista Magazine, Micro Actuel, Internet Pratique, Computer Arts, PC Jeux, Jeux Vidéo Magazine, PlayStation Magazine, Joystick, Kid Paddle, XBox Magazine, Nintendo Magazine, Joypad, Download Magazine, Fiches Pratiques.

    We’d like to have your following software included in our cover CD/DVDs provided with our magazines and on our websites:

    We’d like to get a written permission from your to do so.

    Please reply ASAP via E-Mail at service-multimedia@futurenet.fr or by fax at +33 (0)1 41 27 38 39 using the form below which enables us to include your software in our next issues.

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    (name)_______________, as ________________(job title) representing (company)_________________ hereby:



    - Authorise the company Future France SAS to publish and distribute on the CD or DVD which accompanies the magazines Windows News, Windows XP Magazine, Windows Vista Magazine, Micro Actuel, Internet Pratique, Computer Arts, PC Jeux, Jeux Vidéo Magazine, PlayStation Magazine, Joystick, Kid Paddle, XBox Magazine, Nintendo Magazine, Joypad, Download Magazine, Fiches Pratiques and on the websites of the group the following software :

    SOFTWARE NAME : TF2 CP_Mountaindepot


    - Authorize the company Future France SAS to provide its customers with a link, accessible from the websites of the group, to download the abovementioned products;

    – Declare and guarantee that I’m authorised to contract this licence and that the above mentioned company which I represent owns all intellectual property rights.

    This authorisation is given for three years and for all territories in the world.


    Date :

    Signed :

    "

    That is it. After the signing stuff there were some company information (e-mail and company name, which is already seen here, so I decided to leave it out this post as it seems unimportant.)
     
  2. drp

    aa drp

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    Seems legit. They are basically asking permission to include your map in their cd/dvd whatever.

    it's really up to you. They arent asking for any personal info that i can see. If you want some exposure, just reply and set some terms yourself. Like a link to your site (or tf2maps.net :p)
     
  3. Snipergen

    Snipergen L13: Stunning Member

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    If they mail you that, your map has to be good. I googled for CP_Mountaindepot and found nothing. How the hell can they know about your map than?
     
  4. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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  5. roninmodern

    roninmodern L3: Member

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    I got this too. I gave them permission as long as they labeled it alpha.
     
  6. MrAlBobo

    MrAlBobo L13: Stunning Member

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    no one seems to have mentioned this yet...these are pms on this site...sent by: http://forums.tf2maps.net/member.php?u=1987

    it seems a bit odd to me that they seem to be asking for a bunch of alphas and betas, i mean, they asked for mine (a single round attack and defend map at this point), and no one has even posted in my wip thread
     
  7. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    french, need I say more? :p
     
  8. Snipergen

    Snipergen L13: Stunning Member

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    K no offense than but those guys are idiots or this is spam :/

    Also I wondered why everybody hates the french, I've heard jokes in the simpsons, married with children etc... Is it about the 2 WW's?
     
  9. drp

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    i think 'hate' is a strong word. i love the french. just like i love folding lawn chairs :)
     
  10. roninmodern

    roninmodern L3: Member

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    THere is strong anti french propaganda in america, mostly because they wouldnt help invade afghanistan and iraq

    go figure on their part, right?
     
  11. drp

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    this is also true.
    brb, gonna go get some freedom fries.
     
  12. MrAlBobo

    MrAlBobo L13: Stunning Member

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    heh, and im western Canadian, we tend hate Quebec as a whole...Quebec is mostly french btw...
     
  13. Laz

    Laz L7: Fancy Member

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    also got this for my haywood map.
    gonna do some research on them.

    I wouldn't be comfortable releasing an unfinished map that is still in it's beta's to some magazine.
     
  14. Laz

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  15. Zipok

    Zipok L2: Junior Member

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    Mm-m. I agreed to them doing it, but I also asked them to say that it is a beta version. Sry for not mentioning in my OP that this thing was a private message sent here. Very possible that the map will change a lot in the future (no pun intended) though, so I wonder why they want to distribute it..
     
  16. roninmodern

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    Yours was a PM? Mine was an email.
     
  17. Jeebies

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    IMO, France and America are like an old married couple - yea sometimes we fight like dogs and call each other names, but through it all we still love each other.
     
  18. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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    Doesn't matter if they are French, it's Future! Look at what they publish. Be amazed at the great extent of their power.

    And then wonder if the email is legit.
     
  19. roninmodern

    roninmodern L3: Member

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    lol
     
  20. MrAlBobo

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    This right here is the reason why I do not intend to allow them use my map...
    2 main things, 1st spelling errors in a submission format they want everyone to use...
    2nd, the way this is worded makes you think that you retain the rights for your map, while actually saying that they get them...So...by allowing them to use your map, you are now representing them, and by representing them they own your map...

    Oh, and the company may very well be legit, but the person asking for your map may not be a part of the company and just using it as a front...