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**If you enter your print in the 2009 Chicago Zoological Society Photo Contest, then you give the Society your copyright, too! The rules state:
"Submission of any entry further constitutes the entrant's consent to irrevocably assign and transfer to the Sponsor any and all rights, title and interest in the entry including, without limitation, all copyrights and moral rights."
**After entering the The Digital Photo Perfect Portraits Photo Contest, you agree that:
**When you submit your weather video to weather.com:
USE OF ENTRY: By submitting an entry, entrant grants Sponsors and their designees an irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide perpetual license to use the entry and his/her name, city and state of residence for credit purposes in Sponsors' online galleries, without further compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law. In addition, each winner grants to the Sponsors and their designees an irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide perpetual license to use and distribute the entry [(as submitted, or as cropped by Sponsors)], and his/her name, city and state of residence for credit purposes, in any and all media now or hereafter known, including without limitation in Digital Photo magazine, for purposes of promotion of this Contest and other Sponsor's contests and/or for purposes of advertising and promoting Sponsors and, except as otherwise stated herein, without further compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.
[Y]ou hereby grant [The Weather Channel Interactive, Inc.] the non-exclusive royalty-free irrevocable rights, in its sole discretion, to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, perform, translate, sublicense, adapt, modify, create derivative works from and otherwise exploit the video(s) (in whole or in part) and to incorporate the video(s) in other works, in any and all markets and media, whether now known or hereafter developed, throughout the universe [ed. note: not just the Earth, but Mars, too?] in perpetuity . . . .
You also agree that the Weather Channel "[will not] be obligated to prevent, or have any liability for, any unauthorized copying, publishing, displaying or other exploitation of the video(s)."
**Submit your photos to CuteOverLoad.com and you agree:
3. VISITOR'S SUBMISSION OF WORKS
**When entering The Nature Conservancy 2009 Photo Contest, "you hereby grant to The Nature Conservancy (i) a nonexclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free license to reproduce, distribute, publicly display and publicly perform the photographs you submit to The Nature Conservancy." That's not as bad as the others, but it means that the Conservancy can use your photo for anything.
3.1 In consideration for your Works appearing on the Website, you grant the Company a perpetual royalty free non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, translate, transmit, distribute and sub-license any Works you supply or communicate to the Website in any medium, now in existence or hereafter developed, for any purposes, including commercial use.
Thanks to Ron, Jennifer Geck, John Williams, Michael Gordon, and Jim Frazier for submitting these alerts.