A summary of Minecraft Commercial Usage Guidelines in relation to Asynchrony
The Minecraft Commercial Usage Guidelines have been drafted by Mojang to “allow some leniency with respect to limited commercial activity.” Within the scope of these guidelines, Asynchrony: An Interactive Minecraft Experience operates under the category of “Servers and Hosting”, as the event operates by charging participants for entry onto a Minecraft server for a specific period of time. The Servers and Hosting section of the Guidelines states that:
charge for access to your server, including a server which hosts your Mods, BUT only if:
- you make a charge per person that is the same for everyone;
- you give everyone you charge access to all the Mods that you choose to have on your server (except only in respect of genuine admin tools / admin Mods which should be reserved to administrators);
- you only give access to your server to users who have a genuine paid for version of Minecraft;
- you own or control the server and continue to do so for the whole time that you charge for access to it - so, if you sell the actual servers or server space with Mods pre-installed on them, you must ensure that the person buying the server is aware that she must follow these rules. Essentially you can’t get around the above by setting up servers with Mods on and then selling those set-ups”.
As such, the Asynchrony team
- charge a fixed price for entry into the event;
- do not use any Mods in the event;
- state that only users with genuine paid versions of Minecraft may attend the event; and
- solely control the Minecraft servers used for the duration of the event season
The Minecraft Commercial Usage Guidelines can be found here.