Hogwarts Uniforms Four Dormitory 5 Patterns LoRA disappeared overnight.
Can there be a way where people are not able to pull complete LoRA for obscure reasons or to monetize them through Patreon and such for formerly openly available stuff?
That LoRA: https://civitai.com/models/23744/hogwarts-uniforms-four-dormitory-5-patterns?modelVersionId=28368 is gone forever with no explanation.
What happened here?
If a creator takes the time and does the research to create something, gives it away free to the public, then changes their mind and decides they'd rather earn money from their hard work, it'd be very unfair for civitai to say "too bad, it's ours now and we're going to continue giving it away for free against your wishes"
As has been stated previously - "The terms noted on each model are requests, not licenses"
The civitai terms state:
If you set your Content as public, you grant each User a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to use, display, publish, reproduce, distribute, and make derivative works of your Content through our Services and functionalities
If you don't want to distribute your work on Civitai, that's fine. But the TOS is very clear that your public models can be used openly.