Alert: Websites Take Broad License of Your Content

Modeltxt.com is a new website designed “to keep everyone within the industry loop.” Unfortunately, the Terms of Use means the website “keeps” your photo, too:

6. CONTENT POSTED ON THE SERVICES.
. . . By posting Content [including photos] to any area of the Services, you automatically grant . . . to Model txt an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free and fully paid, worldwide license to reproduce, distribute, publicly display . . . and otherwise use Content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing.

[Emphasis added.]

Southwest Airlines also wants your “snapshots” for its Spirit Magazine and other things, according to its Terms and Conditions:

You grant Pace Communications and Southwest Airlines (and any successors or replacements) and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display the Submissions throughout the world in any media without payment of any compensation or consideration to you.

This may not be worth being in the loop or in print.

Thanks to Jon Warren for submitting the Modeltxt alert and Ernie Svenson for submitting the Spirit Magazine alert.

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