Alert: More License Grabs!

License grabs are rampant! Please read the fine print before you submit your photos to others!

1. As a vendor, you agree to this:

By submitting and/or posting Content to the website, you automatically grant to a royalty-free, perpetual, unrestricted, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, display, modify, adapt, publish, edit, translate, distribute, transmit, perform, create derivative work of and display such Content alone, or as a part of other works in any form, media, or technology, whether now known or hereafter developed. Any Content you transmit or post may be used by or licensed to others by for any purpose, including but not limited to reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting. You also agree that is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques that you send us for any purpose.

2. Google: According to Matt Asay with news, “By submitting, posting or displaying Content on or through Google services . . .

[Y]ou grant Google a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to reproduce, adapt, modify, publish and distribute such Content on Google services for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting Google services. Google reserves the right to syndicate Content submitted, posted or displayed by you on or through Google services and use that Content in connection with any service offered by Google.

3. National Geographic: By submitting a photo in NGS’s “Your Shot” contest, you agree that:

You grant to National Geographic Society and its subsidiaries and licensees (the “NGS”) a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual license to display, distribute and reproduce the Photograph, in whole or in part, in any medium now existing or subsequently developed for editorial purposes without further review or participation from you. This license includes the right to post your Photograph on, and to solicit comments and voting from the public.

At least NGS doesn’t assume the right to sublicense your photo or to use it for promotion.

Thanks to Richard Ritari for submitting the Our Wedding Day alert and Lindy Dugger for submitting the NGS alert.

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