I still would encourage reading what is meant by a "worldwide grant" and how it applies to us legally because in terms certain agreements, there are significant risks that can severely affect us in the long run.
I am talking about this from experience, and that worldwide term should not be present in the new terms and conditions unless properly clarified to the public to why it is added and what it serves to accomplish.
Though because I know how the nature of grants work, that term has a severe affect on those who will overlook it.
The compensation was the least of my worries, this worldwide term needs to be clarified because this can affect those outside of the U.S if I need to be specific.
Another funny thing um if they didn't remove the royalty free from the terms, how would they even compensate you? Has anyone actually pondered on that aspect?
And the fully paid, for example it removes your right to claim on behalf of your work if they ever use it!
It would be nice, as these questions do really showcase the situation in a newer light and can give others more clarity.
Though I wouldn't mind even reading a 100 page manifesto of the new terms and conditions and I'm sure hundreds and even thousands of other users would like to as well.
There's another thing I feel like is happening, I feel that we are somehow doing the proofreading and editing for medium's new policies. Like we are already providing a service to them. Call it a hunch but the unity of writers, editors, readers is a strong one and perhaps friends@medium know of this. But then again just a hunch. What do you think?
P.S I'm just here because I can't sleep and Chuck is a dear friend of mine.