One of my happiest moments: petting gray whales in Magdalena Bay
Along with Amazon’s Prime Day, “a one-day shopping event on July 15, 2015, with more deals than Black Friday,” Amazon is hosting a “PrimeLiving Photo Contest.” Amazon invites you to “choose or take a photo of your happiest moment” and to “choose your best photo” to enter. You will have a chance to win $10,000
in Amazon Gift Cards.
Unfortunately, just by submitting your photo, you agree to:
grant to Sponsor the non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display the Photo throughout the world in any media, to the extent permitted by applicable law.
Sponsor’s use of the entrant’s name, likeness, photograph or image, whether in writing, audio, and/or video, for any purpose, in any media, without compensation or additional consideration to entrant.
It gets worse. If you win, you have to transfer the copyright to your photo to Amazon:
[W]inners will be required to sign and return a “Transfer of Copyright” form as requested by Sponsor. Winners hereby acknowledges and understands that under such Transfer of Copyright form, he/she will be assigning exclusively, irrevocably, and in perpetuity, and on a royalty-free basis to Sponsor (or to Sponsor’s affiliates) all copyright ownership and all other proprietary rights in and to his/her Photo, such that Sponsor (and its affiliates) will have the unrestricted right to edit the Photo in any manner and to use (or not use) the Photo for any and all purposes whatsoever (including, without limitation, the creation of derivative works, and/or any and all other forms of commercial or non-commercial exploitation), regardless of whether or not related to the Contest.
This contest’s rules just might ruin your “happiest moment.”
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