Photo Attorney

Jan 17, 2008

Alert: Hallmark Gets RF Images In Contest


Hallmark is sponsoring a pet photo contest. By submitting an entry in the contest, the rules state that you:

grant to Hallmark a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such Content (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed for the full term of any Rights that may exist in such Content.

In addition, "you release Hallmark from any and all claims, liability or causes of action arising from or related to the Content, and you will not be entitled to any compensation from Hallmark with respect to your entry or the Content other than as provided to winners of the Contest."

In sum, Hallmark get a lot of RF photos for very little money. Something stinks.