Photo Attorney

Dec 13, 2008

Alert: Pop Photo Takes Exclusive License of Your Photo

Popular Photographer is sponsoring a photo contest entitled, "Maui: How Bad Do You Want It?" where the winner gets a wonderful trip to Hawaii. Unfortunately, just by entering, you grant the Sponsors and others the exclusive right to use your photo, as provided by the rules of the contest:

6. By entering this contest, you agree to abide by the rules of this contest and to accept the judges' decision as final. You further agree that your entry is your own original work. Submission of an entry and/or acceptance of a prize grants Sponsor, and third parties authorized by Sponsor, the exclusive, perpetual right to publish, use, edit, adapt, modify, excerpt and/or copy the entry for any and all purposes in any and all media currently in existence or hereafter developed without further compensation to you, which includes, but is not limited to, the right to publish the entry in Popular Photography magazine and on PopPhoto.com and to use your entry as we see fit in exhibitions and promotions of Popular Photography magazine, as well as unlimited use by the Maui Visitors Bureau.

Note that the "exclusive" license means that even you can't use your photo. Seems that the contest is aptly named.

Thanks to Kenneth Salstrom for submitting this alert.