Photo Attorney

Sep 13, 2008

Alert: NW Airlines Takes "All Rights" To Your Photos

Northwest Airlines is sponsoring a "World Traveler Photo Contest."

The prizes are nice:

Grand Prize:
The grand prize in each category will be two World Business Class tickets to join travel journalist Rudy Maxa at an upcoming location for his public television show, Rudy Maxa's World. Winners will photograph the destination, and their photos will be used in the DVD packaging for that episode of the show.

First Runners-Up:
One NWA World Vacations trip certificate valid for an air and hotel package ($1,200 value).

Second Runners-Up:
Two coach tickets to any domestic NWA destination.

Unfortunately, just by submitting your photos to this contest, you "convey[ ] all rights to the photo to Northwest Airlines, Inc." (Note: in one place, the terms & conditions state that only the rights to the winning photos are conveyed; however, the photographer must check the box next to the statement that says "Submission conveys all rights to the photo . . . ."

At least the "rights grab" are listed on the main webpage instead of buried in the fine print.

Thanks to Ed Selby for submitting this alert.