Photo Attorney

Nov 25, 2007

Alert: Rights Grabs and Reversal!

1. VH-1 gets your shot in "The Shot" photo contest.

. . . you grant to VH1 . . . , the unqualified, unrestricted, unconditional, unlimited, worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual and royalty free right, license, authorization and permission, in any form or format, on or through any media or medium and with any technology or devices now known or hereafter developed or discovered, in whole or in part, to host, cache, store, maintain, use, reproduce, distribute, display, exhibit, perform, publish, broadcast, transmit, modify, prepare derivative works of, adapt, reformat, translate, and otherwise exploit all or any portion of your User Content on the Site and any other channels, services, and other distribution platforms, whether currently existing or existing or developed in the future . . . for any purpose whatsoever (including, without limitation, for any promotional purposes) without accounting, notification, credit or other obligation to you, and the right to license and sub-license and authorize others to exercise any of the rights granted hereunder to VH1 . . . in our sole discretion.
Thanks to Mike Thompson of Yukon, OK, for submitting this alert.

2. Amateur Photographer Magazine Encourages Contest Rules Change

The Daily Telegraph Adventure Travel Show photography competition rules first provided that the Daily Telegraph could use submissions "in any way that we want, and in any media." After the AP magazine representatives protested, the rules were changed to: "In contributing to the Adventure Travel Show photography competition we may, from time to time, publish and otherwise use your image for event promotion with your permission. Your image will be credited where appropriate."

Hooray!